Baltimore Pride 2018 @radfemradio (USA)

On June 16, three women marched in the Baltimore Pride Parade near Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh carrying signs that read “Dykes Don’t Like Dick,” “Woman is Not a Feeling,” and “Lesbian Not Queer,” among others. They were identified Sunday night by individuals who recognized them marching in the parade. Also, at least one of the women claimed credit on her Instagram page.

Women’s Liberation Radio News (WLRN) originally took credit for and reported on this action, but subsequently took its Facebook page down after Queer Librarian, a Facebook page “focusing on queer rights, activism, literacy, equality, intersectional feminism, and librarianship!” encouraged its followers to “fight some TERFs” by flooding the WLRN page with comments about “TERFs.” Although some gender identity activists (if you can call having a Facebook account activism) are falsely claiming they got WLRN banned from Facebook, the page was voluntarily deactivated by WLRN after the following post was deleted from Facebook.

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Who is Queer Librarian?

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or you could just go back to posting about queer rights (whatever that means) and librarianship?

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in 2018, queer activists are worried about getting sent to FACEBOOK JAIL for making posts encouraging others to harass feminists who report items of interest to women, or “exclusionary bigots”

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this is garbage but also HAPPY PRIDE!!!

G.G. v. Gloucester County Sch. Bd. (USA)

Gavin Grimm is a 19-year-old who sued the Gloucester County School Board over its policy requiring students to use sex-segregated facilities according to the students’ biological sex. Grimm’s complaint alleged discrimination on the basis of “transgender status” in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (claiming “Transgender people as a class exhibit immutable or distinguishing characteristics that define them as a discrete group”) and discrimination “on the basis of sex” under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Although Grimm is no longer a high school student, and therefore is no longer affected by the school’s policies, a federal judge denied the school board’s motion to dismiss and ordered the parties to arrive at a settlement within 30 days.

Transgender Student in Bathroom Dispute Wins Court Ruling — New York Times

G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board (USA) — Gender Identity Watch

LeslieAnn Manning (USA)

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LeslieAnn Manning, formerly known as Ronald.

LeslieAnn Manning is a man who identifies as a transgender woman. In 1991, Manning was convicted of attempted murder after “firing a gun at a police car in a traffic-stop-turned chase” and sentenced to 30 years to life in prison. Since entering prison, Manning grew his hair out, legally changed his name, started taking hormones, and “secured the right to wear feminine underwear beneath [his] prison uniform.” In January 2015, Manning filed a lawsuit alleging another inmate had raped him two years prior, and that the at Sullivan Correctional Facility had violated his constitutional rights “by failing to take adequate steps to protect [him] from rape.”

In February 2018, Manning and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, which manages Sullivan Correctional Facility, reached a settlement in the lawsuit, awarding Manning $100,000 in damages. According to Manning’s attorneys, the settlement is “one of largest amounts ever awarded for a failure to protect case involving a trans prisoner alleging rape or sexual assault, and also the first settlement paid to a New York state prisoner for sexual abuse.” Additionally, Manning has been moved from Sullivan and is currently housed at Wende Correctional Facility, a men’s prison near Buffalo, NY from which he previously escaped. Manning is eligible for parole in 2019.

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Trans woman wins $100k settlement after reporting brutal rape in a men’s prison

Protecting trans prisoners — slate.com

 

Mumsnet @MumsnetTowers ‏& Emma Healey (UK)

Emma Healey is a former Mumsnet employee who doxxed women from Mumsnet because they know penis is a male sex organ.emma

It is AMAZING that this is the hill women want to die on.

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Trans activists attack free speech with Mumsnet threats – The Christian Institute

The Christian InstituteIf Mumsnet can stand up for free speech, why can_t MPs_ _ Coffee House

Nasim Aghdam (USA)

Nasim Aghdam is a woman who shot up YouTube. Some so-called “gender critical feminists” spread a rumor that Aghdam was a man based on her appearance and based on fake news accounts spreading the rumor.

Gender critical feminists who profile a woman as “man” based on her appearance sound a lot like transgender assholes who call butch lesbians “closeted transmen.” Gender critical feminists proposing policing public bathrooms are throwing women who do not look like their vision of “woman” under a bus.

People are molding their responses to Nasim Aghdam to fit the shape of their bigotry

_YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam fits one important narrative – The Washington Post

Anti-trans feminists push ‘conspiracy theory_ that YouTube shooter was a trans woman · PinkNews

Speculation About the YouTube Shooter Reveals All Sorts of Bigotry – Broadly

 

 

Boston Marathon to allow “transwomen” to compete as women (USA)

The Boston Athletic Association (“BAA”), the organization that plans and hosts the annual Boston Marathon, recently announced it will allow transgender individuals to compete “according to the gender with which they identify.” Registrants will be required to show their government-issued ID when registering for the race, which will be compared to the registrant’s self-reported gender. In response to an inquiry regarding what might happen if there is a discrepancy between a registrant’s government-issued ID and self-reported gender, the BAA stated, “we would make every effort to address it in a manner intended to be fair to all concerned, with a strong emphasis on inclusion.”

According to Tom Grilk, CEO of the BAA, “Members of the LGBT community have had a lot to deal with over the years, and we’d rather not add to that burden.” Grilk fails to understand that women, including lesbian and bisexual women, have historically been excluded from participating in sporting events such as the Boston Marathon, and that allowing “transwomen” to compete as women “add[s] to that burden” by reducing the number of opportunities available for women to participate in the event. Further, the policy forces women to compete against male runners, who have a physiological advantage over female runners.

At least five runners who identify as transgender women have signed up for the race, including Stevie Romer, who has done nothing to lower his testosterone levels but registered as a woman on the basis that he grew his hair out and “started living openly as a woman,” whatever that means.

Boston Marathon will allow transgender runners to race according to gender identity

Marathon OKs trans runners