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It would seem so.  Though they’ve been silent publicly, one only need look as far as NCTE Executive Director’s Facebook wall:

Now if the Executive Director of Maryland Equality (Morgan Meneses-Sheets) is thanking Keisling, I’d suggest that Keisling supports the bill. Or you could just look at this picture:

Any questions?

Marti Abernathey
Marti Abernathey
Marti Abernathey is the founder of the Transadvocate and the previous managing editor. Abernathey has worn many different hats, including that of podcaster, activist, and radiologic technologist. She's been a part of various internet radio ventures such as TSR Live!, The T-Party, and The Radical Trannies, TransFM, and Sodium Pentathol Sunday. As an advocate she's previously been involved with the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance, Rock Indiana Campaign for Equality, and the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition. She's taken vital roles as a grass roots community organizer in The Indianapolis Tax Day Protest (2003), The Indy Pride HRC Protest (2004), Transgender Day of Remembrance (2004), Indiana's Witch Hunt (2005), and the Rally At The Statehouse (the largest ever GLBT protest in Indiana - 3/2005). In 2008 she was a delegate from Indiana to the Democratic National Convention and a member of Barack Obama's LGBT Steering and Policy Committee.
  • Transgriot

    Nikki, I think you should lay off the the NCTE Kool Aid. You don’t like the fact the unapologetically Black trans woman called Mara out, too damned bad

  • Nikki Dane

    I love Mara Keisling and have tons of respect for her. I appreciate your commentary but I have to say that I would probably tend to support Mara’s position knowing her as a person who understands politics and is a person who has integrity and is totally supportive of our community being one of us.
    Monica, I think you should lay off of Mara.

    • genderqueer riff raff

      why do you single out Monica Nikki ? Its quite true that Mara is a sell out – the bill is worthless without Public Accommodations and the NCTE depends on People who are uninformed about “the rest of the story and the history ” to send in their money to keep them employed – Mara no more understands politics than any other person. SHE of all people ought to be protesting the loudest to be a true advocate. Instead she collects 80 grand a year to send the message that its OK to leave out Public Accommodations and give Transgender people crumbs of incremental legislation WHICH never works. We don’t want a bad bill ,a bad bill is worse than NO bill. A quisling by the way is a sell out , a traitor to the cause etc. Its nothing personal , its just that the NCTE that so many depend on IS not doing all it could and should to stand up for those they claim to represent and that IS a problem. Monica is not the only person to say this , its wrong of you to pick on her vs. every other truth teller. just sayin.

    • Anonymous

      1. This isn’t about who you love or who you like. It’s about TRANS PEOPLE’S LIVES.
      2. If Mara “understood” politics, John McCain would know who she is.
      3. Mara is NOT supporting the community “totally.

      If you want to be a lemming and not know the facts, that’s your choice. If you want to be clueless. Again, your choice.

    • Kat

      “I would probably tend to support Mara’s position knowing her as a person who understands politics….”

      Ask her about John McCain.

  • Keisling=quisling any questions silly wabbit?

    • haha, I still don’t know who Keisling is, though. 😛

  • who is this Quisling person anyway?

    and I would just like to say if you look at NCTE’s FB page at their current second post down, they said:
    National Center for Transgender Equality: “Beth, thanks. I did delete your first and accidentally deleted your second. You may repost the second. I should note that the petition [about asking for HB235 to be amended to had PA] does not reflect NCTE’s position, btu you are welcome to repost it.”
    so yeah, they support HB235 as is, without amending it to add PA.

  • genderqueer riff raff

    sheesh , what a f****ing waste of time and money seriously – with “friends” like this ??? who needs enemies. No wonder the legislators are confused. God dammit this is unacceptable – this is not a friend to the Trans community and this is the group that most trans people depend on to speak and lobby
    for them – bad bad bad !! –

  • Kat

    I support the elimination of NCTE (right along with HRC; when the brain dies, the asshole goes with it, no?) as entities – and I demand that The Quisling be forced to try to find a real job.

  • Transgriot

    (In my Forrest Gump voice) sellout is as sellout does