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Spot anti-trans signature gatherers in California? Report it at 866-377-0578!

The TransAdvocate has documented the dirty tricks anti-trans groups are playing in California.

  • We documented how the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) falsely claimed that a trans girl had been harassing cis girls in the restroom so they could use it to scare Californians into rejecting AB 1266, the law protecting trans children.
  • We documented how the PJI lied about there being a police investigation targeting the trans girl.
  • We interviewed and fact checked PJI, proving that they were dishonest time and again.
  • We documented the real-life toll PJI’s lies had taken.
  • We documented the dishonest way PJI modulates their hate.
  • We documented PJI-backed groups lying to the press, claiming that yet another trans kid was harassing cis girls in the restroom.
  • We documented a PJI-backed signature gatherer committing election fraud, by falsely claiming that trans protections for children means that gay men can use both the men’s and women’s restroom.
  • We documented another PJI-backed signature gatherer committing election fraud, by falsely claiming that trans protections for children led to rape and molestation.
  • We documented the anti-trans propaganda.
  • We documented what known hate groups were saying about trans kids.

Here again, we caught anti-trans signature gatherers lying to the public in order to scare them into supporting discrimination against trans kids:

"Co-ed Restrooms" "Protect Your Children"

“Co-ed Restrooms” “Protect Your Children”

An advocate in California snapped this photo while coming out of a Stater Brothers store. The signs falsely asserts that trans protections = co-ed restrooms. This is a violation of California Election Code § 18600 as it is a fraudulent representation of the facts. Note that they’re also scaring people into giving them money.

To be clear: AB 1266 never asserts that cis boys get to hang out in the girl’s restroom. That’s a lie. Let’s also be clear that after a decade of having California-style policy in place all over the country – even in places like Houston, Dallas, El Paso, San Antonio Texas, the best these anti-trans groups can do is lie in order to pretend that these policies are problematic.



When you see them in California, report them by calling 866-377-0578. It’s important to document the election fraud that these anti-trans groups are engaged in.

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  • Ashlie Detroit

    So did any of them get arrested? Don’t let fraud go unpunished!

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  • THANK YOU for all of your work on this transadvocate! Canvass for a Cause, a queer grassroots organization in San Diego, is also running a decline to sign campaign for this referendum. We have stopped dozens of petitioners from getting signatures on this by showing up with signs about bullying and a big ol’ DON’T SIGN THE PETITION –> ! We will be sure to document more, and we encourage any reports of peition gatherers in San Diego please be reported to us at 619-630-7750! THANK YOU AGAIN. The struggle continues.

  • Too often those opposed vehemently deny, repeatedly that “oh now, we don’t hate you. Not at all. We just disagree (followed by their own ‘expert’ clinical analysis).” Insult me but to my face? I immediately point out to them why it’s hate and not disagreement. I tell them that when someone cannot stoop too low, or no fiction is out of bounds to make a point, such is the framework of hate. Presenting false information is exactly what those who hate do. It is a tool in the “Hate 101” toolbox. Never mind that it’s not always ad-hominem hate.

    By extension, hating the context so much so that dishonesty becomes the preferred weapon, those/we (human element) suffer hate. To convince themselves otherwise is delusional, the very thing they accuse us of when it comes to a non-tort issue so vital to every human: gender.


      The link to my scathing and deservedly condemning piece. I wish the haters would read it because it shows that we don’t need to employ hate to engage in debate.
      “I Am that Transgender Child….an Open Letter to those opposed to AB 1266”

  • I wish this had been in place in mid-September, when the signature drive kicked off.

    Today (Sunday, 3 November,) there are ten days left before the end of the 90-day window to gather signatures and get them to the California Secretary of State office.

    If on or after 10 November it’s determined the opposition has clearly gathered more than 505,000 valid signatures, we’ll be in a crazy-expensive media education campaign to try to change the perception of the public that ‘tr@nnys are icky’, in order to defeat the initiative vote in November 2014.

    Can you say ‘Proposition 8’?

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