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Transgender Woman Runs the Liberal Gun Club

GunClubThey call themselves “the NPR of gun clubs,” and their founder, Marlene Hoeber, says one advantage of their own club is that “We make ourselves a special place where we don’t have to hear about the ‘Kenyan Muslim socialist’ in the White House.” Described as a “feisty, tattooed, transgender, a self-described feminist, a queer activist,” I’m not exactly certain whether the article is admiring her, being neutral, or holding her up for a little bit of ridicule. When the reporter chose quotes like the following:

“I grow my own vegetables; I bake my own bread,” Hoeber said. She makes her own ammunition “for the same reason … cost savings, more control and higher quality.”

There’s a bit of nagging suspicion.

Liberals find comfort level in ‘NPR of gun clubs’ – SFGate.

Audio Segment: Transgender Training / Sex Work Survival Tips

An audio segment speaking about the threats transgender women face in day-to-day life, especially those who are involved in sex work, and an interview with one transgender woman who had all she could stand, and laid down the law.

This brings to mind plans I’ve mulled over for a while to pay for an instructor to give a transgender women’s self-defense class, which is on hold pending enough interest yet from the community to pull a formal class together.

MICROPOLIS: Transgender Training / Sex Work Survival Tips – WNYC.