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Even in Pride Month, it sometimes feels as though one needs to be a superhero to get a job after coming out as a transgender woman.
At Bustle, Hannah Simpson writes about her experiences as a Jewish Queer Youth marcher at New York’s Celebrate Israel Parade. Simpson, who is transgender, describes what happened when, as she puts it, “Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) ambushed and blocked our members under the guise of civil disobedience and protest.” Simpson explains that when JVP members posing as Jewish Queer Youth joint their group, she and others “suspected nothing, because welcoming new faces to into a safe space is precisely the point of the work our organizations do.” Which gets at why, in Simpson’s view, that method of protest was such a problem:
When I first noticed concerned social media postings asking whether the pussy hats worn at the Women’s Marches (and, I can now report, by a not insignificant number of pro-immigration protestors this past weekend) had been transphobic, my thoughts quickly turned from the question at hand to, well, where anyone was getting that idea that pussy hats had Sparked Outrage in this way. All I could find were some right-wing articles mocking a handful of posts (and one Mic Identities story) to that effect. Articles, in other words, concerned not with protecting feminism from potentially detrimental infighting but with denigrating feminism and trans sensitivities.
It can seem almost quaint to think that once, when liberals feared the GOP, we concerned ourselves with things like reproductive rights, as versus OMG IMPENDING FASCISM. But the thing with Trump is, we don’t really know whether he’ll be as fascist as we fear (although I’m team I think he’ll be quite fascist). We know how frightened many are, including but hardly limited to American Jews.
JERUSALEM — The parents of Shira Banki, the 16-year-old girl who was killed in an attack on participants in last year’s Jerusalem gay pride march, have called on the public to participate in this year’s march.