I noticed that some people already reposted these photos I took of the Transgender Day of Remembrance installation on the Syracuse University campus. I know all the people involved with putting it together and designing it and they all worked very hard.
On Friday November 15th these signs were vandalized- ripped out of the ground, stomped, and spit on. I, and many others, were shocked…though sadly I probably shouldn’t be at this point. But I thought people would at least respect a memorial.
Please reblog this so that people will still see these two signs- and there’s nothing vandals can do about that. If you are local, please come to the Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil this Wednesday, 6 PM, at city hall to show that the good people of Syracuse support trans people, despite what haters try to make us believe.
Proud Syracuse alum who supports Transgender rights/equality.
This was the scene when the NOM parade met up with those showing their support for equality.
This will be my final SCOTUS transmission for the day. Thanks for tuning in.
Let’s just all remember that when we run around the internet demanding that people stop referring to women as ‘wives’ because it turns them into a ‘man’s property’ we’re entirely erasing lesbian couples. We’re perpetuating the idea that a woman could not be a wife to another woman.
I caught wind of a post yesterday encouraging tumblr users to prank call the Michigan Republican party in light of the “Vagina Punishment" of last week.
Don’t. Don’t waste your time prank calling them. If you are going to take time out of your day to make a phone call related to this, call Bruce Rendon’s office and voice your complaints with the bill he’s proposed and the ludicrous treatment of Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum.
Also, let him know you’re giving his opponent Lon Johnson a donation. Then, go to Lon Johnson's website and actually give him a donation. Whatever you can give. Feeling generous? Give to Brown. (Byrum is running for County Clerk, but if you want to give her money too, I’m sure her facebook admin will tell you how.)
Prank calls won’t stop horrible, oppressive, uncivilized, archaic legislation. But getting the fucker out of office who proposed it just may - or at least it may give an opportunity to get that legislation overturned, should it pass.
Fun Fact - Lon Johnson’s wife, Julianna Smoot, is a deputy manager for President Obama’s re-election campaign.
Image from Flickr User tj scenes.