THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Are you transgender and are still thinking about voting for Gov. Mitt Romney this November? Let me help you here a bit: Mitt Romney would rather kill a state-sponsored antibullying guide than have the word “transgender” (and “bisexual”) appear in it.
While the Romney administration claimed at the time the guide needed ‘further review’ when they delayed it however, new information from an email recently obtained by the Boston Globe indicates the motive for killing the guide was partisan — not at all what Romney’s people led us to believe.
From the email: “Because this is using the terms ‘bisexual’ and ‘transgendered,’ DPH’s name may not be used in this publication,’’ wrote the official, Alda Rego-Weathers, then the deputy commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
In the email Rego-Weathers stated she had been ‘consulting with Romney’s office on the issue.’ More from the Boston Globe:
Stifling the guide’s publication was among steps that Romney and his aides took during his last year in office to distance the Republican governor from state programs designed to specifically support gays, lesbians, and bisexual and transgender people. . . .”
This document is particularly troublesome because it singles out transgender (and bisexual) individuals — are we suppose to take this to mean we are “worse” than being lesbian or gay in Romney’s mind?
Please consider your place in Romney’s world when you vote this November.
There is a bit of good news to report for bullied kids in Massachusetts . . .
After Democrat Gov. Deval Patrick took office in 2008, a 120-page “Guide to Bullying Prevention’’ was released state-wide and yes, transgender is included.
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