Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Transgender Woman wants drag queens banned from pride parade...


Rose White, a transgendered woman in the town of Halifax-Calderone Nova Scotia, wants drag queens banned from the gay pride parade or make them hold up a disclaimer saying that they are homosexual men and not transsexuals. White feels it promotes negative stereotypes about transsexuals.

According to White:

“Drag queens – homosexuals dressed as women – and drag kings, women dressed as men, performing as stereotypical crossdressers promote, foster and reinforce the belief among the audience that any bloke in a frock must be a homosexual. The council needs to prevent anything that reinforces out-of-date stereotyping. If these people are allowed to perform in the town in the Pride, they must have a prominent sign stating ‘We are homosexual men – not transexuals’. deets here

Are you kidding me with this nonsense. Anybody with half a brain, although that may not cover a lot of people (winkers) knows there is a complete difference between transgender people and drag queens. Furthermore this is a gay pride parade where everyone is welcome. Does White plan to hold up a disclaimer saying that she is transsexual and not a homosexual drag queen? I mean we would not want to confuse anybody with the reverse. Drag queens are camp and comedy, everyone knows that. I think white needs to reevaluate her thinking or even her internal phobias that she maybe struggling with. Like I said before it's Gay pride, everyone is welcome with no "disclaimers". Now get over it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since you do not identify as "Gay" why should you be allowed in the parade at all? Just stay home that day,and keep you opinions to yourself. I am insulted that you would even consider such nonsense,as I have been fighting for equality since the late 60's. i think you should talk to your doctor about adjusting your female hormones, obviously its testosterone talking...

Anonymous said...

She does a bad enough job representing "US" as it is ... she should hold up a sign "stupid moron". Just Sayin

Anonymous said...

Well, well....how well-meaning, but stupid. First of all, most people aren't going to mistake over-the-top queens as anything but what they are. Second, like so many converts, Ms. White is suddenly exclusionary. This seems to be true whether about religion, smoking, or anything else. How about we insist that she wear a sign indicating that she is transgendered so that people don't get the wrong idea that drag queens are as purblind as Ms. White? That would be a simpler solution. The queens are a part of our community, have been, historically, important to our community, and, if Ms .White is uncomfortable with that fact and her new identity and how that fits into the world, perhaps she should absent herself and try thinking and being a little less prejudicial herself.

Anonymous said...

Omg who is this person, I'm a tranny had my surgery done 10years ago. I want too slap this person in the face. Girl if it wasn't for drag queens you wouldn't be hear. We all grew up in the gay community,that's are roots I will never give that up. And most of my friends are drag queens and I love them with all my heart.you need a good kick in the ass girl wake up and get your head out of the sand. Don't ever come to Calgary ab, cause I'll kick your ass for saying any thing like that.

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