Millionaire Spin

Retired‘ Doc Beyer, pirouetting at HuffPo:

[T]he trans community, remarkably, has made even greater progress over the past four years. Among the positive changes:

  • The inclusion of trans persons under Title VII (thanks to the president’s nomination of Professor Chai Feldblum to the EEOC), offering employment protections to all Americans and covering federal contractors as well.
  • The revision of the DSM that reconceptualizes being transgender from a mental illness to a normal human variant. Such a reconceptualization provides the tool for advancing trans service in the military (DADT applied only to gay service members, so its repeal only affected said persons).
  • Inclusion in health care access under the Affordable Care Act and applying to anyone or any institution accepting federal health care dollars, and VA coverage of all services short of surgery.
  • Inclusion in a remarkable global effort by the State Department to promote equality.

[T]rans people are not being left behind as some say.

Not surprisingly, given Ol’ Doc Beyer’s track record (even taking into account her substanceless reference to the trans-free atmosphere that those employed by HRC are allowed to breathe), there is nothing about Gay, Inc’s own entrenched policies of discrimination against trans people – particularly trans women – in the one area of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness over which Gay, Inc has total control and needs no guidance, much less approval, from any elected official in implementing: Its own hiring practices.

In defaming those in the trans community who refuse to accept Gay, Inc. spin, Ol’ Doc Beyer was shilling for the ‘Dallas Principles’ of 2009:

In order to achieve full civil rights now, we avow

1. Full civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals must be enacted now.  Delay and excuses are no longer acceptable.

2. We will not leave any part of our community behind.

3. Separate is never equal.

4. Religious beliefs are not a basis upon which to affirm or deny civil rights.

5. The establishment and guardianship of full civil rights is a non-partisan issue.

6. Individual involvement and grassroots action are paramount to success and must be encouraged.

7. Success is measured by the civil rights we all achieve, not by words, access or money raised.

8. Those who seek our support are expected to commit to these principles.

At that point in history, the keystone of Gay, Inc. – the so-called Human Rights Campaign – had one trans employee, a trans woman purposely brought in in transparently token fashion (following HRC showing its (anti-)trans hand during the ENDA debacle of 2007) from outside all trans activism circles (and seemingly via employment consultation from J. Michael Bailey; given that the token’s only experience at anything came in the most disgustingly patriarchal professions imaginable – religion and the military (and she’s since, of course, moved on to a military-specific position) – could HRC have done more to subliminally perpetuate the fraudulent concept of ‘autogynephilia’ if it had tried?) for no other reason than to construct a mirage of an argument against the very reality that I’m pointing out here: Gay, Inc’s entrenched, ongoing genocidal anti-trans employment policy.

It has even less now (perhaps the same number, though only if the rumor of a person currently on staff who is even more deeply stealth than Amanda Lear in her heyday is true; on the other hand, my bookie is still worried that he’ll have to pay off on my bet re: the probability possibility that Candace Gingrich will transition, after which HRC will claim that it has employed an FTM for 18 years.)

NGLTF?  You know – the allegedly-more-liberal wing of Gay, Inc?

In 2009 not only did it see no problem with having its trans expert position held by a non-trans person while dozens of equally and/or better-qualified trans people were (and still are) blacklisted from employment within Gay, Inc but it also employed a woman with a history of openlyh advocating employment discrimination against trans women (a history that she only owned up to after being publicly reminded of it by TransAdvocate – and even then she only did so with the eagerness of outed-about-penis-cam Anthony Weiner .)

In 2013?  The TERF is still employed at NGLTF; the undeservedly-employed, non-trans trans expert has moved on to a similar position (for which no trans person, in all likelihood, was ever even considered for) at an organization established a decade ago by Gay, Inc to provide the illusion that trans people have an organization that is speaking for them; and, allegedly, there is some trans person employed in some menial position within the bowels of NGLTF.

Lambda Legal?  NCLR?

Each with one trans man in 2009 – ditto in 2013.

Trans women?

::crickets::

In fact, when last I checked more straight non-trans women are employed at Lambda than there have ever been trans women.  (Isn’t the rationale for Gay, Inc’s actual operational philosophy of keeping us out the ‘fact’ that we’re ‘all really straight’?  I don’t know the current situation, but in the fairly recent, pre-trans-woman-token past, HRC had at least one straight non-trans woman employee.)

The only trans people not being left completely behind are the decreasing number of tokens and the privileged chalet-addled few who can buy their own seats on the bus – the bus whose tire tracks can be seen on the faces of all other trans people – and who have convinced themselves that the non-trans people they are sitting next to have any desire whatsoever to ensure that their faces remain treadmark-free.

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2 Comments

  1. “Although the original website is defunct and the Facebook page hasn’t been maintained”

    sounds like Doc Octavius is talking about the “Principles” themselves… The marriage of Antony and Cleopatra fared better them they did…

  2. […] ENDABlog 2.0’s Katrina Rose also has something to say about the post  […]


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