Or at least that’s how the news spun it. In reality, what happened was this: transgender rights protesters took control of a busy intersection in Hollywood, California, linking arms, chanting, and refusing to let traffic cross. Eventually someone not involved with the protest took umbrage, and came up to hit one of the transgender protesters. The assailant tried to flee, but was instead grabbed by a protester and someone watching, taken over off-balance and rather efficiently sideways-pile-drivered into a car.
I’d say “well done”, as they seemed to manage the assault pretty darned well, but overall we can’t be happy at violence on TDOR. It’s clear that blocking busy intersections is going to get a reaction, and unfortunately one must be ready for whatever reaction may come.
VIDEO: Fight breaks out at transgender protest against violence | Watch the video – Yahoo News.
I guess she’s a “longtime LGBT ally” if the “L” is a typographical error, the “B” is silent, and the “T” was added by a politically correct editor. This is just more proof that “mainstream” blogs get it wrong some of the time.
Joan Rivers was and as far as I can tell is not an ally of transpeople at all, other than chumming it up at times with RuPaul (who is a self-deprecating crossdresser, not a transsexual). I can well remember sitting and seething silently as on Johnny Carson, ET, and even in her Oscar night fashion bits she made very cruel jokes about or referring to transpeople. And she recently received bad press by referring to Michelle Obama as a “tranny.”
Inquiring about the impromptu ceremony, an unidentified reporter asked controversial octogenarian when we will have a gay president, to which she replied, “We already have it with Obama, so let’s just calm down.“
She then goes on — unprompted! — to say “You know Michelle is a tranny.” When the reporter attempts to clarify, she responds: “A transgender. We all know.”
When fellow comedian and long-time anti-LGBT celebrity Tracy Morgan apologized for his anti-gay jokes, Rivers said he shouldn’t have bothered, since gay people shouldn’t be watching him anyways. And when fellow 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin made an anti-gay slur, Rivers again jumped to the defense with her own anti-gay comments.
I’m not trying to be mean-spirited and wish her or her family pain in her illness, but for goodness sake, let’s be honest here – she is not an ally of transpeople and her record is spotty at best for the LGB community. The author of this article has just grabbed “LGBT” and thrown it out there without any real thought or meaning.
Daughter: Longtime LGBT ally Joan Rivers is in ‘serious condition’ – LGBTQ Nation.