Cathy Brennan, a Maryland based attorney with the blog, Gender Identity Watch, is being accused of inappropriate and insensitive acts. Brennan maintains she has done nothing wrong" according to a recent article by SFGN
"I'm no Bigot"
Brennan told Gay South Florida
“I’m a 43-year-old woman,” in a telephone interview on Monday. “I’m very comfortable in who I am, I am not a bigot nor a homophobe."
So is Brennan a bigot?
The 7,400 people who have signed a petition asking the SPLC to designate her blog a hate site think so, but lets give her a fair chance.
I've documented a few of her interactions with trans folk these past few years, so lets have a look and you decide.
Brennan thinks we (the entire trans community) misunderstands her, telling South Florida Gay news, hey I'm not a bigot, I'm not homophobic.
What Brennan didn't say to SFGN is as important as what she did say.
You may never hear Cathy Brennan say she's not transphobic because like all "TERFs" she rejects transsexualism, believing instead transgender woman are in fact men using an artificialy constructed feminine apperance to exert patriarchy from the inside of feminism and believe it or not, to gain access to womans bathrooms in order to rape them.
As irrational as it sounds, its true TERF ideology.
Every trans person who knows of this individual says her name with ire, the kind of displeasure reserved for the most incorrigible, irredeemable and immoral transphobic people of the world like Matthew McReynolds, staff attorney for the Pacific Justice Institute. Brennan spoke on behalf of.
The PJI, which in case you don't already know is trying force a public vote on AB 1266, a law which sets the standard for trans inclusion in California schools. AB 1266 does a lot of things but the one the "bugs" Brennan the most is that is a model for the entire country for public accommodations inclusion.
An excerpt from Cathy Brennan and Elizabeth Hungerford's 2011 letter to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in response to a query regarding the current international status of women. This letter blindsided the trans community with it's timing and malicious transphobia.
Brennan spent the time during a TERF gathering to
make this highly offensive juvenile ginger bread man.
Cathy Brennan outed a transgender youth to his school
Then tweeted it to a trans woman on her now defunct
after antagonizing him on twitter to the point he made a ill advised rape joke. He latter apologised to Brennan in a open letter
after learning how harmful 'rape jokes' are. Incredibly, Brennan wasn't satisfied with bringing Rufus to near suicide, later outing yet another transgender teen
Brennan has registered the "planetransgender" domain which previously redirected google searches to "Gender Identity Watch", but upon learning of how incredibly incriminating that was she has now changed the registration to hide her purchase. I have no way to prove this right now as I didn't make a screen grab before she changed the registration, but if thats not right Brennan, and I know you are reading this, prove me wrong.
So what's causing all this ruckus?
Brennan's identity watch has been the subject of a petition by Secular Woman, a trans inclusive feminist group, calling for the SPLC to designate it as a hate group.
The petition which currently has over 7,000 signatures has drawn a lot of attention not only by the main stream but the ire of Cathy Brennan as well. Brennan was interviewed by Gay South Florida, possibly the only gay people who would speak with her.
How did Brennan respond to the SPLC asking for more information?
Brennan posted the SPLC intelligence directors information on"Gender Identity Watch"
in much the same way she does when she outed trans woman on "OK Cupid".
This post does not include all of Brennan's interactions with the Trans community but it is a fair reprentation. So in all fairness, do you believe Brennan is or bigot or as she contends, just misunderstood?
Cross posted from planetransgender blogspot.