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LGB celebrate while the T mourns

November 19, 2013

Tomorrow, the governor of Illinois will be in Chicago to hold a bill signing event for Illinois’ new marriage equality law. There will be parties, there will be fanfare.

Tomorrow is also Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to memorialize the victims of anti-transgender violence.

If you need evidence of the disconnect between the LGB and the T, look no further than Twitter, Facebook, a Chicago-based news outlet. You are sure to see wild celebration and dance parties in one section of Chicago’s Boystown, and solemn remembrance just blocks away.

While the Supreme Court heard the Prop 8 and DOMA cases, an Arizona legislator put forward a plan to criminalize the use of public restrooms by transgender individuals. Take a guess where the majority of the LGBT media’s attention was.

There is such symbolism in the divide in attitude we are certain to see tomorrow.

Party on, LGBs. We’ll be over here.

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One Response to “LGB celebrate while the T mourns”


  1. […] line of reasoning also highlights another issue: there often seems to be a disconnect within the LGBT community between the LGB and the T. This point is exemplified by the comments on […]


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