THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — And the face has a name — Randy Thomasson, the leader of a transgender hate group. Thomasson thrust his face into infamy on national television when he ended his guest appearance on a live CNN news segment by telling another guest, trans man Masen Davis of the Transgender Law Center (TLC) and host Brooke Baldwin, a snide remark: “Hey, good to talk to you ladies.”
The TLC released a statement saying Masen Davis was not at all rattled by Thomasson and his fearmongering.
Davis told Raw Story: “Thomasson’s attempt to disrespect my own gender identity by referring to me as a ‘lady’ said more about him than me (I’m no lady, and clearly he is no gentleman). I am comfortable in my own skin, and proud of my journey as a transgender man. I have heard, though, from many transgender people and allies who are very upset by his shallow attempt to mis-gender me. Failing to honor the gender identity of a transgender person is a common way for anti-equality zealots to try to undermine our credibility and humanity.”
Media Matters expressed surprise that CNN invited someone with a history of making inflammatory comments who is also the leader of savecalifornia.com — a known hate group according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, to the program.
While there is no shortage of faces to represent transphobia, the cowardice bullying by Thomasson puts him one above everyone else.
As for CNN, they’ve dipped into FOX News territory, did they not? Why just yesterday I wrote about FOX News’ bullying of trans people:
TLC’s statement: http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/8788
CNN news segment video: http://mediamatters.org/embed/static/clips/2013/08/13/31518/cnn-newsroom-20130813-cnnthomassen1
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Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/