“I knew when she was little. She was I’d say 3, 3 and a half. And like any typical parent we would read the story books and fairy tales and all kinds of stuff. And we ended up reading Cinderella, she wanted to read Cinderella, so we were reading Cinderella and at the end of the story she told me that she was gonna grow up and marry herself a handsome prince.
We are proud to present a collective statement that is, to our knowledge (and we would love to be wrong about this) the first of its kind. In this post you’ll find a statement of feminist solidarity with trans* rights, signed by feminists/womanists from all over the world. It is currently signed by 790 individuals and 60 organizations from 41 countries.
Got this message via Facebook from Jed Rosenberg of the Denver Wrangler demanding I take a picture down which was being used under the “Fair Use” exception to the copyright law. New images courtesy of the creative geniuses at Transadvocate where this is cross posted. This picture STAYS UP.
Commentary, Criticism, Parody.My name is Jed Rosenberg and I’m an online marketing consultant for the Denver Wrangler. I couldn’t find an email for you, so I’m writing you today via Facebook to request the removal of an image that appears on the blog site, http://planetransgender.blogspot.com/, specifically on your authored blog article, “Watch: Denver Wrangler gay bar Deny Entry To a Drag Queen Telling Him He’s Not Transgender” (http://planetransgender.blogspot.com/2013/09/watch-denver-wrangler-gay-bar-deny.html). The name of the file is “lugg.png”The Denver Wrangler did not give you permission to use the image on your blog and violates their legal rights. Could you please take it down? I wanted to ask you first before submitting a report to Blogger.
Also, this image appears in your Facebook images and timeline in a related post on September 3, 2013. Can you please remove that image as well?
Somehow the Denver Wrangler has persuaded facebook to violate the original planetransgender post about this. When I try and post the planetransgender article I get this message:
Now back to the original story……
Drag artist Vito John Marzano was denied admittance to the Denver Bear bar the Wrangler because according to the manager his license did not match his gender expression. This was in direct violation of the Colorado Department of regulatory agencies (Dora) Public Accommodations Discrimination policy posted below.
This was not the first time the Wrangler has been called out on transphobia. Autumn Sandeen posted about this bar while while trying to find a trans friendly watering hole for a upcoming visit to Denver on Pams House Blend in 2008.
The Wrangler has since removed that discriminating policy from their website but obviously they still adhere to it in thought word and deed.
Vito John Marzano posted this to the facebook group “Boycott the Denver Wrangler”:
“The Denver Wrangler has a well documented history of discriminating against people whose perceived gender identity on their ID does not match how they present.”
“I did not know this until the night of 8/31, when I went there in Drag after a drag pageant at Hamburger Mary’s. I was denied entry for the above stated policy by General Manager Phil and the Assistant Manager Pat.”
The youtube Vito recoreded on public property with full knowledge of the Denver Wrangler staff:
Somehow the Denver wrangler has persuaded youtube to take down that video. It has since been uploaded to Vimeo.
Vito John Marzano continues:
“I pointed out that Colorado has an anti-discrimination law against transphobia, their response is that I am not trans. I asked how would they know the difference and they tried to say the first step for any trans individual is to get a new ID from the state. I then got into a four minute argument with them (all on video) about this discriminatory policy. Their response was very clear: no drag queens, no trans (unless your ID matches your gender identity), and nobody who doesn’t adhere to their myopic view of masculinity. I also want to point out that after this incident, I went into three different bars (two of which are straight) with my ID and asked the bartender if they would serve me. They were shocked I was even asking and more shocked that a gay bar on Denver would do this. Then women started telling me how they are discriminated and treated horribly by the Denver Wrangler when they have gone with their friends.”
“This entire policy is bullshit. Not only is drag an integral part of LGBT culture, our trans- and genderqueer kin should not be denied entry into an established whose primary function is to take money from the LGBT community. I am also going to point out that that Denver Wrangler has been previously challenged. Their “policy” was taken off their website. It may not be on their website but it is still going strong and it is enforced by the bar staff.”
“The LGBT community needs to come together and fight any form of discrimination, even if it comes from our own community. Boycott the Denver Wrangler until they treat all of their patrons equally.”
The Wrangler Retaliates and threatens allies and boyfriends on the Rush Rugby Team. A email forwarded to me by Vito John Marzano.
Colorado Law prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation based on certain protected classes (characteristics). Examples of prohibited discriminatory practices include: terms of service; denial of full and equal service; intimidation; failure to accommodate; access; conditions; privileges; advertising; and retaliation. A place of public accommodation can be a: bar; restaurant; financial institution; school or educational institution; health club; theater; hospital; museum or zoo; hotel or motel; public club; retail store; medical clinic; public transportation; nursing home; recreational facility or park; and library.
Colorado law prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation based on actual or perceived sexual orientation. By legal definition, sexual orientation means heterosexuality, homosexuality (lesbian or gay), bisexuality, and transgender status. Transgender status means a gender identity or gender expression that differs from societal expectations based on gender assigned at birth.
The planet-transgender as we know it may be coming to a end. As a matter of fact unless things change dramatically the planet has crashed, smashed into pieces by Goggles greedy sledge hammer. Damn Google.
So google in a cost cutting move eliminated the old reliable functional blogger dash board and replaced it with a highly dysfunctional 'interface'. Many bloggers like myself with older computers are now unable to upload pictures and many of the other options we had, with our blogger dash board.
Kat over at Enda Blog is righteously “fucking mad” that New York gay’s are continuing to place Marriage equality over GENDA.
I couldn’t agree more with Kat on that count but what makes me really “fucking mad” is a that queer rising, a New York Gay advocacy organization is using Rupaul’s misappropriated brand trying to embarrass their opponents with MY transgender expression.
Ok, you’re thinking, so maybe Queer Rising has a history of transgender activism and being populated by trans people this transgression might not seem as offensive. Viewing the video of past actions I see no obviously trans peeps so we’ll dig a little deeper, there still might be some trans in the woodpile.
Well, Queer Rising’s Facebook page and web page listing past actions doesn’t have anything in support of the most vulnerable of our community, inner city transgender people. Neither does Queer Rising cofounder Natasha Dillon Twitter account nor does Queer Rising.
But Queer Rising’s Tweeter stream overflows with tweets by gay people celebrating Queers Rising dehumanizing of transgender people for GAY MARRIAGE!
Queer Rising WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? TAKE THE “T” OUT OF YOUR NAME! you have done nothing to earn it
So, I painted myself into a corner you think defending RuPual of all people!
Number 1. RuPaul is a transphobic cisgender gay pig who’s monetarily capitalizing on the transgender expression which tragically simultaneously assimulates our expression. (we got him, like it or not)
Number 2. That said, drag does fall under the transgender umbrella as much as I don’t like it and you’re using it to denigrate our expression is an attack on our physical welfare.
I got a better idea! Why don’t we place your senatorial opponents on top of your gay fist and humiliate him with the idea HE MIGHT BE GAY? *GASP* Just leave transgender expression and identity alone. I’ll tell you why.
You are gay and lesbian misogynist and did not want to denigrate the gay experience. Becuse transgender people are easily accessible less respected minority EVERYONE can laugh at, one that gay people feel they have some claim to. YOU USED US!
We are not less than you, damn it.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and/or call Co Founder Natasha Dillon at 917-520-8554.
Transgender bloggers should take notice of the worldwide governmental conspiratorial hounding of WikiLeaks as they are chased from one counties domain service to another seeking internet asylum from the relentless pursuit of the United States government.
Our most valuable tool in the transsexual equality movement, the Internet is under attack. Sadly the demise of this frontières sans barrières, mankind’s salvation, the forum which the world’s population could still share ideas and mediate differences without governmental interference is being censored, suppressed and sold to corporate entities.
This is our struggle whether we care to admit or not. Our community of bloggers are being imprisoned families persecuted, and silenced at an alarming rate. Becuse of our independent nature we are on the front lines. Independent news and commentary sources are increasingly becoming the victims of international corporate greed in this global tug of war of between governments of habitual brilliance and truth.
The United States Government is leading the way. According to the new Google tool between January 2010 to June 2010 the US government has requested information on data 4287 times, submitted 128 removal requests, which resulted in 678 items removed or 82.8% of removal requests fully or partially complied with by google.
Thats one government’s statics for six months! Google still smarting from Chinese censorship feels compelled to make a running compilation of these statistics. This should serve as a warning as google is becoming alarmed by the worlds governmental bodies increased censorship. No telling what damage the other worlds search engines have done a bequest of the worlds governments.
“when you trust your television
what you get is what you got
cause when they own the information, oh
they can bend it all they want” John Meyer
How does this relate to us? Surly we are so insignificant no one would take notice of us. Thats only true if we are silent and big media the governments mouthpiece. While I’m adamantly opposed to the Tea Parties pictorial targeting of political opponents, the recent public backlash created by the shooting in Arizona will only serve to lead us deeper into information suppression.
This is our fight and trans blogger will be among the first to be silenced should we lose.