I understand why why straight sisters went to Pride Day events in San Francisco and LA.
They were rockin’ good parties.
Those of us who were lesbian identified marched with the lesbians or with organizations to which we belonged.
The queens rode floats being fabulous and showing lots of skin and looked at those of us who assimilated or were lesbians as though we were pathetic because we weren’t cock crazy the way they were.
I went to Dyke Marchs.
I let myself be talked into marching with Trranssexual Menace a couple of times and felt fucking disgusted. It was so freaky I don’t have words for it, subjecting myself to the scrutiny of all those people for something that accomplished nothing.
Trans-Pride. WTF. I’m not proud of being transsexual. It was a freak accident of birth. It was something I had an operation to correct.
Now the transgenders want to have separate Parades and events. I’ve heard these events have become standard in Los Angeles and else where.
I view these as being by and for full time transvestites and not for women identified women. I’m female now. Why would I identify with a bunch of trannies. To me this is yet more identity politics run amok.
I never needed a T or for that matter a B stuck onto L/G. I felt included as a lesbian. As a bisexual I didn’t consider myself part of the lesbian community when I was in a relationship with a man.
Grafting Trans on to the Gay and Lesbian community has made it harder for gay and lesbian people to get their issues addressed.
As a lesbian my issues aren’t even that closely related to gay men’s issues. In fact they tend to be much more closely related to the issues of all women.
I have specific issues such as marriage equality that are L/G issues but many issues such as getting nationalized health insurance are not nor are matters of women’s equality.
None of these things have anything to do with transgender.
Indeed I am more oppressed by transgender activists who have colonized the lives of WBTs to support their own claims than I am by straight society for once upon a time having had an operation.