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09/04/2013

Why you're seeing an increase in trans attacks: They see 'T' as our 'weakest link'; 'clownish'

by Jeremy Hooper

It's Matt Barber and Mat Staver, so you're not going to be even kind of surprised that they are saying aggressive things that serve their own satisfaction rather than the pragmatic realities of their own movement. Their attacks on Chelsea Manning are predictable; don't focus on that part of it.

Instead, listen to what Barber unwittingly reveals regarding how he, like so many within his movement, views the transgender population. It will tell you why you're seeing groups like NOM coming out against basic protections based on gender identity/expression:


[Right Wing Watch]

"The weakest link." "Clownish." And so on.

You will be hearing and seeing much more of this in the weeks and months to come. We have largely won the LGB conversation. Not fully and not yet, of course—but we're getting there along a clearly laid out path. We know it, and the far-right knows it. So their answer? Ratcheting up the attacks against transgenders. The hope is not only that they will stop all protections based on gender identity but also that they will be able to connect this fight back to things like marriage in order to "scare" fence-sitters into falling onto their field.

It's so obvious. Callous, too.

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