Sunday, April 24, 2016

I Wonder What A Certain Celebrity Trans Person Thinks

Senator Cruz last week said what he thought of trans people,
Ted Cruz Capitalizes On Opportunity To Bash Transgender People
ThinkProgress
By Zack Ford
April 22, 2016

This week, the New York primary guaranteed that it will be impossible for Ted Cruz to secure the Republican presidential nomination on the first ballot of the convention, and the candidate responded by reminding voters just how eager he is to discriminate against transgender people.

Two different incidents prompted Cruz’s latest trans-bashing campaign: Donald Trump’s remarks condemning North Carolina’s HB2, a law that bans transgender people from using the appropriately gendered restrooms in schools and public buildings, and ESPN firing analyst Curt Schilling after the former MLB pitcher promoted an anti-trans meme on his Facebook page.

Cruz’s reaction to Trump’s comment Thursday morning was swift. “He thought that men should be able to go into the girls’ bathroom if they want to,” Cruz said in a comment. “Now let me ask you: Have we gone stark-raving nuts?” He joked that Trump was proving “he could be the most politically correct person on Earth” and that he should get new hats that say “Make PC Great Again.”
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Friday morning, the Cruz campaign released a brand new ad again attacking Trump. Like the fearmongering ads used to overturn the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance this past fall, it contains creepy music and images of women’s bathrooms and little girls.
Well I wonder what the well-known celebrity trans person thinks now of Senator Cruz? I don’t think there is much wiggle room about how Cruz thinks about trans people, that we are a way to rally voters to him at our expense.

Also in the news about Senator Cruz, a trans boy was kicked out of a Cruz rally.
Transgender teen booted from Ted Cruz rally as campaign of transphobia ramps up
"Ted Cruz kicked me out of his rally ... just because I was trans," a 16-year-old Maryland teen alleges
Salon
By Sophia Tesfaye
April 22, 2016

“As a member of the LGBT community, and considering that Ted Cruz is extremely homophobic and transphobic, I came here to represent the LGBT youth that are hurt by his propaganda and rhetoric,” 16-year-old Maryland teen James Van Kuilenburg told the Fredrick News-Post on Thursday. Kuilenburg, a transgender boy, said he and his mother were kicked out of the Republican presidential candidate’s campaign event in their town simply because James is transgender.

Cruz, the most conservative contender for the Republican presidential nomination in decades, has been a vocal and longtime propagator of the transgender bathroom predator myth and has his campaign has faltered, he’s desperately turned up the volume on his campaign of transphobia to gin up votes by scapegoating vulnerable communities as inherently criminal.
I think he is a very brave boy to walk into the lion’s den like that.

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