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  •  yes perhaps you right... (3+ / 0-)
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    rserven, FogCityJohn, gerrilea

    ...I need to think about this a little more.

    Thanks for your input.

    Free speech is not a license to lie.

    by kaplan0562 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 01:39:43 PM PDT

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    •  Keep reading Robyn's diaries (2+ / 0-)
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      As a cisgendered man, I really didn't have a very good understanding of transfolk and the issues that concern them until I started following Robyn.  That's sad to say, since I'm gay and really should have known better.  But I've learned a lot from this diarist and the other trans members of this site.  I suspect you will too.

      "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

      by FogCityJohn on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 04:33:43 PM PDT

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        •  It's true, my dear. (1+ / 0-)
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          Reading your Friday diaries has become part of my weekly routine, and I've probably learned more from them than from pretty much any other diary series here on DK.  I couldn't even begin to catalogue all of the facts about transpeople you've taught me.  To cite just one example of my stunning ignorance, I didn't realize how many transpeople are gay or lesbian.  When I started reading your diaries, I just assumed you were straight.  

          I say all this not to flatter you (although some flattery is probably in order :-)), but to give you an idea of the kind of need you're filling here.  I'm a gay man living in San Francisco, and if I can be this clueless about the trans community, one can only imagine how clueless the rest of the world is.  I know you probably feel like you're beating your head against a brick wall at times, but really do I think you're succeeding at educating some people.  So I guess I'd just urge you to keep it up.

          "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

          by FogCityJohn on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 10:11:27 AM PDT

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