Saturday, January 29, 2011

Uncalled For Directed Attacks

Teresa Ellen Reeves has been one of the long lasting mainstays of the effort to gain rights for people of Transsexual Experience. As well, she has greatly demonstrated the action to help others within the allied spectrums of Transssexual, Transgender, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual an Intersex people. Of course she should not be attacked for her honest perspective and revelations of a significant amount of ill treatment by some people in and individuals under the Trans umbrella.

Several days ago, Teresa was invited to post as a guest columnist on the site known as TS-Si by Sharon Gaughan, but has been subsequently attacked by Evangelina Carters, Leigh Jane Smith and Rose Ann Miller in a long thread on Facebook - that ganging up was completely uncalled for, wrong and does boggle the mind with the veracity against Teresa that was displayed. If she or others do not want to be labeled as a "T****y, then don't do it. The attack was also about her defense of Ashley Love and other like minded people who do not want TS experience, presence, legimate issues to be buried, dismissed by "othering" them as a 'third gender' without asking them how they need to identified and referred to; The same should not be precipitated upon ANYONE, be they Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, of Transsexual-Experience, Cis-gender, Cis-sexual Experience, Intersex, etc.

As a long time principle hard working representative of WHEEL and a few other organizations in Seattle and one who has stepped up to the plate as president of GIEC, she deserves to be heard and respected for her contributions without an all out blind attack – indeed just as we all deserve that in this fight for our human rights for all.

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