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  •  Unfortunately, they're often the ones... (2+ / 0-)
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    jessical, rserven

    The GLBT community chooses to represent us. Yesterday I ran across yet another GLBT screed that said I'm supposed to be an HIV+ sex worker and addict.

    •  I do want her in front (1+ / 0-)
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      Because I easily could have been her.  Other voices are important, and not being a perpetual victim is important, and the general impression people have of us counts -- but if I have to advocate for public dollars and attention?  I want her voice.  Not just because she's most vulnerable, but because the people pushed really far out of society are a voice that everyone should hear...

      ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

      by jessical on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 09:07:45 AM PDT

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      •  You clearly haven't met Christine... (1+ / 0-)
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        Comes back from surgery and threatens to assualt me if I don't leave my friend's house that I had keys for... In deference to her physical vulnerability, I walked out. Stole from same friend who let her stay at her house rent free.

        Put Christine in front of the media and she'll blow up at the first pointed question. No, Christine is definately not the person you want representing the trans community!

        •  The her in the comment I addressed. (1+ / 0-)
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          rserven

          The putative HIV+ sex worker / drug addict in the GLBT media item you referenced, not this person specifically.

          Per the plaintiff -- I think it is common that the consideration of classes of people often comes down to less than stellar representatives -- the ones who stick out, often for unfortunate reasons.   Human disasters will always be among us, and there but for the grace of god :}  It's that last part that I think is important.  Even million dollar future liability screwups shouldn't be denied coverage for being trans.  

          ...j'ai découvert que tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne savoir pas demeurer en repos dans une chambre.

          by jessical on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 10:54:05 AM PDT

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