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Lesbian activist says she was ousted from Baltimore's LGBTQ Commission for using the wrong pronoun to identify a rapist who identified as trans

A lesbian activist and former member of a city LGBTQ Commission in Baltimore, said that she was kicked off that commission for using the wrong pronoun to refer to a rapist who identified as transgender.
She said that her story was "as unbelievable and absurd as it is common place."

What's the story?

On Monday, Julia Beck spoke as part of a panel at the conservative Heritage Foundation. While not a conservative, Julia said that she found herself "politically homeless," and explained why.
According to Julia, she had been kicked off the LGBTQ Commission for the mayor of Baltimore, despite being the sole lesbian on the committee, "simply for stating biological facts."
After a months long witch-hunt, I was found guilty of "violence." My crime? Using male pronouns to talk about a convicted male rapist who identifies as transgender and prefers female pronouns. It doesn't matter that he sexually assaulted two women in a women's prison, after being transferred there on account of his gender identity. Oh no, it is far more criminal for me to call a male rapist "he," than it is for him to rape.
She recounted the story of how she was accused and an emergency meeting was convened to determine her future at the commission.
Hours went by, but I insisted that sex might actually be important to our work, as it was to my sexuality. But their decision was made long before that night, and i was voted out. The meeting made one thing crystal clear: inclusivity means all voices are welcome except womens. Except lesbians.
Julia accused the "T" in the gay rights acronym of "entirely eclipsing the L, G, and B." She argued that the current liberal view of gender actually "cements sexist stereotypes."
She spoke out against what she saw as a push to identify children who might not conform to traditional gender stereotypes as transgender and subjecting them to medical treatment.
"Children who would likely grow up to be happy gay adults are now being sterilized for defying sex stereotypes," she said.

1 comment:

  1. I'm thinking that in Baltimore it has more to do with her skin color.

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