Cue the Screams of the LGBs Who Regularly Bleat That Transsexuals Have No Place in the Movement Because (in Their Heads, Anyway) We’re ‘Not Gay’ in 3…2…1…

…except, of course, we know that the screams over this are not going to occur.

Equality California, the statewide LGBT lobbying group that’s been without an executive director since October, has hired someone to fill the position on an interim basis.

Laurie Hasencamp, 53, started the job Tuesday, February 28. She replaces Roland Palencia, who abruptly left EQCA last fall after only three months on the job.

“I’ve come out of retirement to help out for about four or five months,” said Hasencamp, who is a straight ally.

There were no screams several years ago during a time when the Rhode Island Avenue Cesspool had at least one hetero, non-trans employee and no trans employees, so why would there be any screams now?

I don’t know Ms. Hasencamp.

I have no inherent reason to doubt the characterization of her as an ally.

I also have no reason whatsoever to doubt the implication that “straight” doesn’t simply mean non-gay; it also means “non-trans.”

Many of the same people who will derisively sneer at a christianist federal judge who can’t admit that he is a racist despite damning evidence that he is will, despite all of the relevant evidence, recoil in horror at the mere suggestion that Gay, Inc. – all of it, including all of its tentacles and spores – despite being willing to use our issues when its convenient and despite being willing to let us volunteer for grunt work and despite being willing to let us donate money to gay causes, just does not like trans people and has no intention of ever regarding trans people as being equal to lesbians and gay men.

Cue the whining of certain a certain trans-exterminationist who uses the terms “anti-gay” and “homophobic” while either not knowing or not caring what they actually mean, in 3…2…1….

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14 Responses to Cue the Screams of the LGBs Who Regularly Bleat That Transsexuals Have No Place in the Movement Because (in Their Heads, Anyway) We’re ‘Not Gay’ in 3…2…1…

  1. shadowcass says:

    Excellent post sayeth moi

    a devout lesbian m2f ts for over six decades!!!

  2. Vic says:

    So much fail in one post. Dum-Dum, gays and lesbians welcome allies and will welcome a straight person running EQCA if she does a good job. But no one is suggesting that the gay movement become a movement representing all gays and all straights. No one is going around referring to a GLBS community.

    Although they are sometimes included under “ally” that descriptor makes clear they are not taking over gay identity. If a trans individual wants to work for EQCA and is qualified, fine. But what you want is for trannies to be guaranteed “representation” as part of an “LGBT community” that doesn’t exist. That’s hegemony.

    You want acceptance and respect from gays? Stop colonizing us and we may come to stop despising you the way the people of the Third World came to despise the European colonialists.

    • Katrina Rose says:

      Stop colonizing us…

      So we are a collective Kolack, eh? What is our absorbitron, RuPaul’s Drag Race?

      If you didn’t have us to wave in front of politicians screaming ‘we’re not those freaks’ you’d heve never gotten a single city gay rights ordinance passed (much less state laws), because those politicians would still have male men’s room sexual activity at the front of their collective consciousness.

      Admit it.

      You owe us – on that and every other level.

      Pay up.

      • friday jones says:

        Not to mention the various scoutmasters, PE coaches, and others who work with youth and wind up not being able to keep their Gay & Lesbian hands off the teenagers. Those people REALLY screw it up for the rest of the LGBT.

      • Vice says:

        Cut him some slack, he may not be young – but he’s not super old. At least not for a straight guy. Lather up, Jefferson.

      • Vic says:

        I’d respond to this, but 90 percent of it is incoherent babble. Anyway, I thought we owed you because we stole stories of trans oppression and claimed it as our own. Now we owe you because we don’t claim you at all and use you as a way to distinguish ourselves from the abnormal. Maybe you and your fellow trannies can get together at your next hormone party and work out which lie you want to get behind.

      • friday jones says:

        You’re capable of doing both: degendering trans people who have been killed in order to pretend they were gay so you can get gay-only hate crimes laws passed, and using trans rights as trading points to get gay-only civil rights laws passed. You’re just that selfish and rottenhearted.

        As for the “incoherent babble” portion of your post, Let Me Google That For You:

        Note that you, Vic, are represented by Mary Tyler Moore, coming out of the closet while sitting on your nuts.

  3. Vic says:


    You don’t know how young I am. It might surprise you. But I appreciate all the ageist comments. Ageism goes well with the homophobia, sexism, racism, and promotion of violence on this blog. All screen-shotted and filed away.

    • Vice says:

      Wow – you must have filed away a thousand “trannies”.

      Looking to corner the market? Or looking forward to telling the kids this weekend how it used to be the style at the the time? Like when you used to wear an onion on your belt?

    • Vice says:

      You were born an old man.

      Grampa: We can’t bust trannie heads like we used to. But we have our ways. One trick is to tell stories that don’t go anywhere. Like the time I caught the ferry to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for m’shoe. So I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt. Which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ’em. Gimme five bees for a quarter, you’d say. Now where was I… oh yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion tied to my belt, which was the style at the time. You couldn’t get white onions, because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones…

  4. orrion_skylar says:

    This is why I have been hesitant about coming out to some of my peers gay and sraight. Some members of the gay community see people like myself transgendered (FTM) as wanting to be straight or normal, for some members of the hetero community see it as some perverse way to again to be normal or make some febel attempt to be accepted with the hetero community. Honestly personally I just want to be comfortable in my own skin, and at times feel like the trans community gets lost in the shuffle when it comes to rights. Hell I just want to feel right in my body without fear from any community as to which side i do or don’t support. I feel trapped in the middle not accepted by either community, I just hope one day all this will end and society will learn to let go of labels and just view it as people helping and fighting for equality for people across the board. Whatever happened to the right to pursue happiness…no matter what a persons background may ever be.

    • valeriekeefe says:

      Well, they can never make up their mind with trans folks. They hate trans straight people for their neurological sex and sexual orientation being heterosexual and thus somehow ‘conforming’ and then they hate trans lesbian and gay people and bi and pan transfolk as well, this time for the eggregious sins of being the majority of the trans community and fucking up their narrative.

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