So Why Can’t HRC Have an Employee Who Has Something in Common With Laverne Cox at Least be Quoted in the Press Release?

Today the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, condemned the alleged use of taxpayer-provided equipment on Capitol Hill to spread intolerance over the Internet.

Other than HRC’s 30+ year record of not being believable when it speaks institutionally on trans issues – which, for argument’s sake, I’m actually willing to briefly overlook here – I see no problem with that paragraph of an HRC press release about the TERF congressional staff member using taxpayer-funded resources to engage in trans-exterminationism.

Reports that transphobic edits of a Wikipedia site for the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” were made anonymously from IP addresses linked to Congressional office buildings are “deeply troubling,” said Jeff Krehely, vice president and chief Foundation officer at HRC.

“At a time when more and more Americans are recognizing and upholding the rights and dignity of transgender Americans, it is an unwelcome reminder of how much work remains to be done,” says Krehely.

Again with my disclaimer about HRC’s history, I don’t see a problem with HRC’s message here.

Its the messenger.

The edits were first noted on @congressedits, a Twitter feed that automatically tracks anonymous Wikipedia edits that come from Congresional IP addresses. The same IP address has been linked to other anonymous transphobic edits on transgender-related Wikipedia pages.

“Laverne Cox not only plays an inspirational character, but has inspired so many of us as an advocate for transgender equality,” Krehely said. “She deserves much better than this.”

Yeh Jeff…

But so does every imminently-qualified trans woman who has submitted an application for gainful employment with tentacles of Gay, Inc., only to see lesser-qualified non-trans gay men and/or lesbians and/or heterosexuals hired instead.

You know…

like all of the trans women who might, at some point, have been hired by HRC which would have allowed HRC to quote a trans woman HRC employee in that press release.

Laverne Cox not only plays an inspirational character, but has inspired so many of us as an advocate for transgender equality?  So where are the ‘inspirational’ trans women employees of HRC?

Orange is the New Black?

Try Purple and Yellow are the Old, New and Continuing Transphobia.

Even when HRC looks as though its doing the right thing, it is subliminally reinforcing their orthodoxy: Under no circumstances well HRC acknowledge the legitimacy of the concept of non-tokenistic, non-‘we hired one of you people for a while so shut up about how we committed fraud against you and the entire LGBT community in 2007′ hiring of trans women.

Any bets as to whether the TERF congressional staff member who used taxpayer-funded resources to engage in trans-exterminationism has an equal-sign-festooned conspicuous consumption mobile?

Call yer bookies now while the bettin’ is hot.


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