It’s becoming increasingly common to see a loud stream of ramble rousing from the trans community in regards to their rights. Trans rights headlines are quickly replacing gay rights headlines. We are being flooded with individual’s stories emotion provoking plights. It’s emotional manipulation, but as the gay community knows, that is an effective tool.
Trans activist are screaming that “The fight is not over!” and “Don’t forget the T!” lamenting how they feel that gay men and lesbian women have reached their goals. How that gays and lesbians can now openly serve in the military (Oh boy, more bodies for men’s wars!) How DOMA was struck down. How marriage is now a right for same sex couples. I often see gay and lesbian people being told to take a seat because trans people have something to say, after all they just have it SO. MUCH. HARDER. I mean…people look at them funny when they go into spaces designated for the opposite sex, and they of course, wrongly receive abuse for their gender non conformity (As if gays and lesbians haven’t been gender non-conformist for ages.).
Bullying is wrong, I don’t think that assertion is an emotional plea, and I’d be hard pressed to believe that anyone would advocate for the bullying of anyone, unless one is a bully themselves, and yes, to be honest, there are plenty. I think that a version of bullying is to take space away from people with legitimate concerns and force those people to center you. The trans community employs this bullying against female people first and foremost with the huge male (trans women) push to invade any and all female spaces (bathrooms, locker rooms, women only events, women’s sports, dyke march, even women’s prisons.) and secondly it’s directed at the lesbian and gay community from sexual coercion to this narcissistic Me me me attitude.
While the Transgender community would like to play the most oppressed and the most victimized out of all LGBT alphabet, you will rarely hear them mention the fact that transgender people have federal protections never afforded to gays and lesbians. They are federally protected from employment discrimination under Title VII
A trans person (That is a person of a certain biological sex who attempts to present and live as the opposite sex.) can’t be fired for their gender expression. This is great. I’m behind that 100%.I don’t believe that trans people should be fired from their jobs for being trans. it goes against everything I believe in. However to have the trans community continuously berate the gay community for not centering their bathroom woes to their satisfaction, or focusing on the “large” number of trans people murdered this year (seemingly overlooking the fact that 100’s of actual women have been murdered this year. without an inkling of that outrage.).
So while Trans people rightfully enjoy employment protection, it is important to point out that is an achievement they have made on the coattails of gays and lesbians who still don’t have that much needed protection.
From the article linked below:
“A Missouri man who was fired from his job for being gay, after allegedly enduring seven years of harassment at work before the dismissal, is not going to be able to sue for discrimination.
A 2-1 decision in the Western District Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that the state law that protects against discrimination at work only covers gender-based issues.”
So the next time a transgender person or their ally wants to tell you how bad they have it, be sure to remind them that as a gay or lesbian person, you are still at risk for being fired and employment discrimination is a little more relevant than sideways looks one may receive in a public restroom,