Gay men and lesbian women need to wake up to the erasure that’s being forced upon us.
Owen Jones is a gay man who writes for the Guardian. He has written this op ed that many gay men, lesbians and feminists found objectionable. He did not engage with any of this criticism on Twitter. Rather, he decided to simply block these people on Twitter and pretend that the criticism does not exist. Here are the tweets we sent to him. None of these tweets are abusive. He did not answer a single one. He blocked us nonetheless.
In his op ed, he relies on UK anti-feminist Roz Kaveney, who was certainly not at Stonewall and was living life as a heterosexual man at the time, to “inform” Jones that trans people started the Gay rights movement.
This is commonly known as the Transgender Creation Myth. The Transgender Creation Myth has been debunked by actual participants at Stonewall, including Jim Fouratt.
As for Sylvia Rivera, she knew who…
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