NCTE: Gay, Inc. in Drag…

…but without any of the legitimacy.

I truly wish that this was a joke, but as I look down to the right-hand corner of my computer screen, I see that April 1st is still a month or so away.

Here’s why NCTE supports decriminalizing marijuana:

• Decriminalization would help reduce disproportionate incarceration of transgender people.

Way to go, NCTE! You’ve just told every employer in the nation that it is okay to view trans people as more likely to be potheads than, well, respectable people.

You know, like obscenely rich tweakers who neither need nor want a federal ENDA?

You do know some obscenely rich tweakers who neither need nor want a federal ENDA, don’t you?

You know, like many of the ones who fund and/or run the tentacles of Gay, Inc. that, if NCTE actually represented the interests of any trans people other than The Quisling, NCTE would be protesting the discriminatory trans-misogynistic hiring practices of?

NCTE has added its voice to the civil rights, faith, harm reduction, and public health voices supporting decriminalization before the D.C. Council.

I have a better idea: Get your heads out of your bongs and add NCTE’s ‘voice’ to the fight against the apartheid-esque employment practices of HRC, NGLTF and Lambda Legal – and then after that you might have enough sense to realize that all aspects of the corporate-demanded ‘war on drugs’ harms pretty much all people who can’t afford to shield themselves from the police state in walled estates that thermal imaging can’t penetrate.

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  1. As a pothead who just coincidentally happens to be transsexual, I view this as “beyond stupid,” since the causes are not really linked (unless you’re a libertarian!), and “decriminalization” is a wussed-out stance of “we’re OK with you oppressing people, just not as much, please?,” when the medical science and economics supporting complete legalization (with appropriate regulation, to placate objections from those who are not radical libertarians?) are irrefutable… unless you’re a Prohibitionist at heart, or one of the vultures related to BigPharma or the Drug War Industry seeking to maximize your profit potential while inflicting pain and suffering on medical marijuana users and healthy people who just enjoy smoking it every once in a while.

    PS: It happens to be MUCH easier to prove that I was “born a pothead” than “born a transsexual,” since I have a CYP2D6*4 heterozygous allele, and for reasons as yet unresearched we love smoking pot and prosper thereby – uh, except for the social oppression promoted by bigots? … see

    Genetic Polymorphism Of Cytochrome P450 -2d6*4 In Cannabis Smokers

    where of course, once again, we are invariably characterized as “Cannabis Dependent” rather than “persons who smoke cannabis regularly.”

    “The numbers of individuals included in the study may be small, but these are the only available cases. It was so difficult to find a cannabis smoker who doesn’t abuse another drug.”

    Yup, sho’ nuff, potheads and polydrug users are different.

    Meanwhile, persons with variant expressions of CYP2D6 are MUCH more susceptible to adverse reactions to psychiatric drugs, which are typically metabolized by the CYP2D6 isoenzyme… like me, just like me…

    BAD TRIP RECORDS :: A Three-Way Trainwreck on P450IID6

    … all aspects of the corporate-demanded ‘war on drugs’ harms pretty much all people who can’t afford to shield themselves from the police state in walled estates that thermal imaging can’t penetrate.

    Indeed.

    thanks,
    – bonzie anne


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