Gee, a person takes a few days off and the LGBT news just piles up . . . I’m still catching up . . .
U.S. Republican candidate Ben Carson no doubt felt he meant well when he floated (off the top of his head) the idea of creating separate public washrooms for transgender people.
Sigh . . . it’s just wrong on so many levels. But this is Ben Carson we are talking about, who doesn’t have a hope in hell of winning the leadership, let alone becoming president of the United States.
So, nobody should take anything he says too seriously — except, of course, that he is adding to the discrimination against trans people at a time when they are under fire from right-wing religious extremists, TERFS and other transphobic people. And at a time when violence against transgender people has never been higher in the United States.
Here’s a suggestion for Ben (given with tongue planted in cheek): How about washrooms designed specifically for religious extremists, TERFS and everyone else who rejects and hates trans people?
But I digress . . .
— Jillian Page