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Transgender tolerance campaign launches in D.C. in order to promote understanding and positivity
NY Daily News | 9/18/2012

Posted on 09/19/2012 7:43:17 AM PDT by Altura Ct.

In response to incidents of violence and cultural misunderstandings that transgendered Americans face on a day -to-day basis, the nation’s capital rolled out their #TransRespect campaign, in print ads and on Twitter and Facebook.

In Washington D.C., the transgendered population is making itself heard.

Their message: We’re doing fine -- why not get to know us?

In response to incidents of violence and cultural misunderstandings that transgendered Americans face on a daily basis, the nation’s capital rolled out their #TransRespect campaign, in print ads and on Twitter and Facebook.

The fiveads, which will appear all over D.C. in the fall, feature actual city residents, photographed with enthusiastic smiles along with a descriiption of themselves.

“I like staying in shape, listening to Adele, and shopping in Friendship Heights with my mom and sisters,” one ad reads. “I’m a transgender woman and I’m part of D.C.”

“Please treat me the way any woman would want to be treated: with courtesy and respect,” the ads read.

In short: We’re just like you -- treat us with dignity.

It’s the first government-sponsored campaign in the country to focus on the treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming communities, Gustavo Velasquez, Director of the DC Office of Human Rights, told the News in an email.

“D.C. is fortunate to have one of the most progressive non-discrimination laws in the nation, and it prohibits discrimination against people because of their gender identity or expression,” he said.

He hopes that other cities, like New York, will take a similar initiative.

So far, the campaign has been received an overwhelmingly positive reception. D.C. Mayor Vincent Grey has reportedly been in talks with several partners in other cities who are eager to spread the message across the nation.

Discrimination against transgendered people happens every day -- they are often the victims of violence, verbal abuse and misunderstanding in the workplace, hospitals and on the streets.

“The level of employment discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming people is extraordinarily high nationwide, according to a 2011 study by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force,” said Velasquez. “The impact that discrimination has on people's ability to find jobs is enormous.”

For one of the campaign models, the choice to participate wasn’t just a matter of pride -- it was a matter of life and death.

“I chose to participate in this campaign and advocate on behalf of the transgender community in memory of LaShay McLean, my intern who was killed last year because she was a transgender woman,” Iden Campbell McCollum, a mental health advocate and transgender man told GLAAD. “Our community still faces high levels of discrimination and violence, but things are improving, and the government’s willingness to launch a campaign for our community speaks to that improvement.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: dc; homosexualagenda; missinglink; vanity
There are some pictures at the link if someone would care to post them?
1 posted on 09/19/2012 7:43:20 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.
Implanting feathers under a person's skin doesn't make them a bird...
2 posted on 09/19/2012 7:45:36 AM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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To: Altura Ct.

This whole “trans-whatever” thing is sad on so many levels.

Clearly these people have “issues”. But is the mental health community helping them, or “enabling” them? In the most extreme cases, they have surgery to change body parts. Is this really beneficial?

In today’s politically correct world, we’re not supposed to ask such questions.


3 posted on 09/19/2012 7:47:32 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Altura Ct.

It is no wonder lie-berals are so SCREWED up.

It seems they spend all their waking moments thinking about what goes on in their crotch-al area. More than likely, even in their dreams they are thinking with their crotch.

I have never known so many people with a fixation of their fun bits.


4 posted on 09/19/2012 7:48:26 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Altura Ct.

Well, how about posting a link ...


5 posted on 09/19/2012 7:49:03 AM PDT by BlueLancer (You cannot conquer a free man. The most you can do is kill him. (R. Heinlein - "If This Goes On"))
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To: BlueLancer

Oops. Sorry bout that. Here it is.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/transgender-tolerance-campaign-launches-washington-order-promote-understanding-positivity-article-1.1162133


6 posted on 09/19/2012 7:50:58 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Is this going to start happening with race too?

Are we going to have white guys demanding others see them as Asian? Or black fellows that demand to be honored as Native American? I mean...we already have Elizabeth Warren.


7 posted on 09/19/2012 7:52:40 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Altura Ct.
” “The impact that discrimination has on people's ability to find jobs is enormous.”

How can this be? What prospective employer wouldn't want to hire a sales rep that showed up for work wearing a cheap wig, mini-skirt, and high-heels, hairy legs and all?

8 posted on 09/19/2012 7:53:15 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Altura Ct.

Yea, the normalization of mental illness, what could go wrong.


9 posted on 09/19/2012 7:54:23 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: GOPJ

10 posted on 09/19/2012 7:59:11 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Altura Ct.

I remember in the past couple of years, some “trans-gendered” prostitutes were murdered in DC. Which could also be part of why DC is starting this campaign.

According to what I heard, the murders happened with the trans- prostitutes. The men they were with got enraged when they discovered that the “girls” were really “guys”.

So when they talk about “trans” violence in DC, I wonder if they are thinking of some of the prostitute murders.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 7:59:33 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Altura Ct.
At first glance, I thought the title said "... in order to promote understanding and promiscuity."
12 posted on 09/19/2012 8:01:28 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: Altura Ct.

As with the homosexual activists, tolerance will not be enough — people will be forced by law to agree and promote someone’s desire to be a different sex than they are biologically, and parents will not be allowed to encourage their children to accept their biological sex, which is what would be in the best interests of the child in the long run, IMHO, regardless of what anyone says.


13 posted on 09/19/2012 8:03:38 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Unam Sanctam

What other psychosis will we be forced by law to participate in?


14 posted on 09/19/2012 8:08:24 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Unam Sanctam

What other psychosis will we be forced by law to participate in?


15 posted on 09/19/2012 8:08:39 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Altura Ct.

Sooo...can’t wait to see the cat fight that breaks out when the TGs start replacing the “I have AIDS” posters that are ALL FREAKIN’ OVER the Metro with their, “I’m normal, too!” ads.

The downward spiral of American civilization continues.


16 posted on 09/19/2012 8:09:23 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: Altura Ct.

Oh Lord, another victim class.

How am I supposed to understand them if THEY don’t even know who/what they are?


17 posted on 09/19/2012 8:09:49 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
In the most extreme cases, they have surgery to change body parts.

Clearly it's a mental disorder. They imagine they are a member of the opposite sex, so off comes the wedding tackle. By that logic, if they imagine they are Captain Hook, the surgeon should remove their right hand, and if they imagine they are Moshe Dayan, the surgeon should remove their left eye.

In Massachusetts, taxpayers are being forced by a federal judge to foot the bill for a prisoner who murdered his wife and now demands this expensive bodily mutilation procedure.

Does Obamacare also force taxpayers to pay for this?

18 posted on 09/19/2012 8:34:29 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Altura Ct.
“The level of employment discrimination against transgender and gender non-conforming people is extraordinarily high nationwide, according to a 2011 study by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force,” said Velasquez. “The impact that discrimination has on people's ability to find jobs is enormous.”

O.K. So us NATURAL women have to dress for success, cover visible tats, not show too much boobage, not wear clothes that are too casual or too skimpy, wear closed-toe shoes and stockings, tone down the make-up, hairstyles and jewelry and not use too much perfume in order to be acceptable in the workplace. But they can dress their God-given male bodies like freaks and we are the ones who are discriminating? Give me a break.

19 posted on 09/19/2012 8:36:45 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: struggle
Is this going to start happening with race too? Are we going to have white guys demanding others see them as Asian? Or black fellows that demand to be honored as Native American? I mean...we already have Elizabeth Warren.

LOL!

Good point.

20 posted on 09/19/2012 8:37:53 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: Altura Ct.


I may not fit some people's ideas about liberal politics, and I'm a proud part of DC. Respect me.

21 posted on 09/19/2012 8:43:05 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: massgopguy

“What other psychosis will we be forced by law to participate in?”
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Worth repeating.


22 posted on 09/19/2012 8:50:16 AM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: Altura Ct.

“Their message: We’re doing fine — why not get to know us?”

Let’s see, YOU adopted a behavior that the vast majority of people find revolting, then you turn around and expect us to want to get to know you? Bunch of passive-aggressive pansies.


23 posted on 09/19/2012 8:56:11 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Altura Ct.

Oh please, don’t post them. FCOL

The only proper response to this is found by considering the following situation.

“Hi kids. My name is PAULine, and I’ll be your second grade teacher this year. I’m a Scorpio, 6’ 3”, and very comfortable with my sexuality. If any of you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer them.”

No fricken way...

Leave your lifestyle at home or in the clubs.


24 posted on 09/19/2012 8:56:33 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: Altura Ct.

One advantage to being under Sharia law.


25 posted on 09/19/2012 9:06:42 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: GOPJ

” Implanting feathers under a person’s skin doesn’t make them a bird... “ ... just wait until they find out that they are not birds when they figure it out fast that they can’t fly.


26 posted on 09/19/2012 9:18:46 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Altura Ct.

I find these freaks revolting and I would never knowingly hire one. Frankly, they belong in mental institutions.


27 posted on 09/19/2012 9:24:26 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: struggle
Are we going to have white guys demanding others see them as Asian?

Flash: if a white guy uses black dye on his skin he turns into an African. Really. Really and truely - you can trust me on this... a little dye and poof, white guy becomes African.

And the feather trick? It works. Implant some feathers under your skin and you BECOME A BIRD. You can fly.

People who don't believe we can implant feathers and become birds are 'phobes' and intolerant and we'll have a big march and show them... Yeah, we'll show them...

28 posted on 09/19/2012 9:44:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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To: BlatherNaut
if they imagine they are Moshe Dayan, the surgeon should remove their left eye.

Interesting concept.

And what if they imagine they are John Milton? Do they get a Seeing Eye dog after the surgery?

29 posted on 09/19/2012 9:46:55 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Gator113

The M.D.’s that surgically mutilated them belong in jail.


30 posted on 09/19/2012 10:00:54 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.)
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To: Albion Wilde

whatever sex the chubbikins is, he/she needs to get some clothes that fit!


31 posted on 09/19/2012 10:04:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Agreed....


32 posted on 09/19/2012 10:06:33 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Altura Ct.
In short: We’re just like you -- treat us with dignity.

Dignity? Sure, just as much as I'd give anyone else.

But, they're 'Just like me'? I don't think so.

33 posted on 09/19/2012 10:59:38 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Ole Okie

“And what if they imagine they are John Milton? Do they get a Seeing Eye dog after the surgery?”

LOL!

Of course! (And at taxpayer expense, naturally).


34 posted on 09/19/2012 11:00:57 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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35 posted on 09/20/2012 1:01:06 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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