THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The election is over and the Anchorage trans-LGB rights bill failed, however I feel the need to share this bit of information I discovered only after the election.
Opponents of Anchorage’s Proposition 5, ran a series of cartoons dehumanizing trans people on television in an attempt to use fear to sway voters. Here’s an example:
From On Top Magazine: In the 30-second ad titled Daycare and released on Friday, an animated day care owner is forced to hire a “transvestite” as horrified parents look on. The cartoon “transvestite” is drawn to look like an unshaven, hairy chested man in a short pink dress. “If she hires him, she risks losing customers,” a female narrator is heard saying. “And if she refuses, she can be fined or imprisoned. Anchorage is already a tolerant city, vote no on Proposition 5,” she adds.
View the video here: Anchorage Gay Protections Prop 5 Supporters Call Opponents’ Ad ‘Dehumanizing’.
Jim Minnery, Chair of the No on 5 Campaign: Because proponents of Prop. 5 refused to provide a definition of “transgendered identity” in their proposed law, it is very difficult to determine just what a transgendered individual is or looks like.
The election is over, and this is one of the things that got buried under Jenna Talackova’s beauty pageant saga. We’ll get them next time.
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