Sunday, June 12, 2016

United We Stand

There has been a lot of talk that the “T” is not part of the “LGB” but that is only a minority view.
Lesbian activist icon disinvited from Gay Pride parade for supporting restroom privacy
By Ben Johnson
June 9, 2016

MILWAUKEE, June 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A gay pride parade has rescinded its invitation for a nationally known lesbian activist to be its grand marshal, because she supports privacy in women's restrooms, showers, and intimate facilities – a rift that further highlights the brewing conflict between biological women and the transgender political agenda.

Miriam Ben-Shalom served in the Israeli armed forces before returning to the United States and joining the U.S. Army. However, she was discharged in 1976 after two years of service when she publicly announced that she is a lesbian. She lost a lengthy court battle against the Army in 1990.

She founded Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA) and chained herself to the White House fence on more than one occasion to protest the armed services' ban on open homosexuals serving in the military.

When President Obama signed the repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Ben-Shalom - who was widely hailed as a hero of the LBGT cause - was on hand to witness the event.
She was invited to be the pride parade’s grand marshal but then it was rescinded,
“It was brought to our attention that your Facebook page contains a number of posts asserting that transwomen are a danger to young girls in public bathrooms and locker rooms,” the Milwaukee Pride Parade Board of Directors wrote to her in April. “We cannot have a Grand Marshal who has publically and repeatedly denigrated transwomen.”

She responded, addressing her letter "To you bunch of Moral reprobates – so cowardly you can’t even post a name.”

She affirmed that she does, in fact, believe that “women born of women have the right to safe spaces of their own.”
A lot of times I hear from trans people who think all lesbians hate trans people but that is not true. From my experiences it is the exact opposite. I have only run across one or two lesbians who were against us.

Thursday night I was with twenty lesbians and we had a great time at the LGBT senior center night and I go to game night at Real Art Ways and play board games with a group of lesbians.

So please don’t paint all lesbians and gays with a broad brush when it is only a vocal minority that are against us.

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