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Gay Agendas and The Trans-Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

When I heard that “Kathleen” over at Pam’s House Blend was banned for allegedly outing an anonymous blogger that just happened to be affiliated with GayINC, I was shocked… for all of about thirty seconds.  As someone that’s been inside the belly of the “GLBT blogger beast“, I can tell you that there is a coordinated message that is put out by GayINC that is generally followed by the bloggers that are “in the know.” As with traditional media these days, access is controlled very tightly linked to following the message. If your ideas/opinions/thoughts are different from “the message” you’re  likely to be readily dismissed and sent to the showers (I know this, I was kicked off this semi-secret list of  “a mix of leaders in the national LGBT movement including senior staff members of state wide and national LGBT organizations, well known community bloggers, journalists, political folks, and others engaged in building alliances in and with the LGBT community”).

I’ve been preaching this for a while, but we will never be equals in this movement as long as we are riding on the coattails of GayINC.  When you go and play on their blogs, you’ll need to play by their rules.  Another popular LGBT blog said that the trans-community was “lucky that I give the trans-community a voice.”  Until we build a community of our own, we’ll continue to be told to shut up and sit down.

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.

  • just who are these GAYInc Assh*les,,, and which blogs are we talking about

    • Anonymous

      GayINC means “gay incorporated” which points to non-profit organizations like HRC, NGLTF, and GetEqual. The blogs mentioned in this post take part of the InsidersOUT group (PHB, Bilerico) but their are others too. Nelson’s overview hits it on the head.

      • thanks for filling me in on this, I have try to keep up but there so many coming and going of so organizations and activist that it very to keep up… thanks alot.

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  • Not Your Friend

    You lying peace of crap, you never said any such thing. As a matter of fact you berated several of us for saying we could see no good from belonging to the GLB.

    Stop lying Marti, you are looking for a spotlight to stand in.

    • Anonymous

      Oh yes. That’s it. I moved to Wisconsin to be showered in spotlight. Take your “nonsense” elsewhere. Everything I said still stands. But the larger community isn’t GayINC.

      • Not Your Friend

        Unlike you I have been saying TS and TG have no business in the Gay community for the last fifteen years, Why?
        Because I was this coming, all they want are bodies to support THEIR agenda not your or my agenda.
        Some of us are born with the ability to smell bullshit, others it takes a while.

        • Anonymous

          You don’t get distinctions do you? As I WROTE IN 2008:

          “Until we stand up and build our own power base, we will always be the dog underneath the table. I’m not saying we should divorce ourselves from the GLB community completely, but we should build up our own orgs. I’m not saying this without action… I’m moving forward and I’m going to do exactly that.”

          • Not Your Friend

            Actually I do get distinctions.
            Politically aligning one’s self or the whole TG/TS communities with the GLB is and has always been bad news. TG/TS communities don’t share anything significant with the GLB.
            If you say they have discrimination by segments of the main body of society in common then you can include the rest of society in that commonality. Jews, Blacks, Mentally challenged, The Physically challenged all have discrimination in common.

            I’m not saying fight against the GLB on every front, but when interests conflict doing what you and others have done before 2008, going along with the GLB and drinking the Gay Kool Aid while they throw TG/TS interests under the buss was at the very least stupid.

            Classic TS have politically astute for decades before 1996 when the movement for Transgenders to merge with the G/L took hold. Classic TS were hijacked and forced into the alphabet soup against the majority’s will.
            I know I was there when all this shit happened.

            Your attempt to undo what you and others have done to Classic TS is admirable and I hope you are successful, however we both know you cannot un ring a bell.

            The TG/TS communities couldn’t possibly expect their needs to be met being such a small part of the GLBT. How anybody could expect that marriage to work is beyond me.

  • Kat

    Just to let everyone know: I’ve been booted from Pam’s House Blend as well.

    • Anonymous

      And where’s Autumn Sandeen? That’d be a good question to ask.

      • Not Your Friend

        Sandeen panders to Gay Inc.
        To expect anything but silence would be unrealistic. Sandeen had sold out a long time ago.

  • Dionne Stallworth

    Still feeling it since GenderPac, girl. The sledgehammer still hurts, but I still stand. How much longer? Only The One knows for sure.

  • Kathleen

    I actually did not out this person – I redacted her real name from a description of the post I felt was a conflict for her to be hiding while pushing that agenda – and asked her to disclose the info.


    • Anonymous

      Noted. As Kat mentioned though, it’s a pretty simple thing to do. But IME what was done to you is the kind of back room bashing is the norm on so called community blogs.