The ad, right, shows a photograph of a locker room shower wall and the following text, "A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter. Are YOU ok with that?"
But is this ad transphobic?
Yes and no.
Yes, as in, the organization is anti-gay and anti-transgender. One look at their website and social media pages and one will see that in addition to associating with people such as Michelle Bachmann and Matt Barber, this organization likens acceptance of gay and transgender people with the predatory behavior of pedophiles and pornography.
No, as in, no one is born transgender. There are often social and political factors involved with one's decision to transition from male to female, or female to male, and usually, though not scientifically proven, there's alot of misogngy and homophobia involved.
But no one need take my word for it; I've only spent the majority of blogging year writing about transgenderism and how it is misogynistic and homophobic in its intent and effect; not that anyone has read it or wants to do something and say something about it because hell hath no fury like a woman with a penis scorned.
Or in the case of a lesbian radio host and a gay activist, you quit because saying things like gender equality and sexual orientation are seperate issues and need to be advocated for on their own individual merits, or that male and female are not interchangeable is too exhausting a topic.
Meanwhile closer to home, GLAAD is attacking the New York media for reporting on a disturbing incident that occurred in Brooklyn this past weekend. According to news reports, an LGBT-identified person was chased by two men and a seventeen year old teenager shouting homophobiic and transphobic and shot in the back while running away.
The good news is all three mean were apprehended, arrested and charged with a variety of charges including hate crime charges. The survivor, whose name is not being released was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Brookdale University Hospital, and then released.