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Bil Browning, Step Off!

June 27, 2011

This post goes out to Bil Browning, the (cis) man behind Bilerico. Bil, trans people are sick and tired of your bullshit. Your site needs to stop claiming to be trans-inclusive when you pull shit like comparing trans women and drag queens, participating in erasure, or accusing trans women of whining. Man, you couldn’t even handle a day of the shit trans guys go through, let alone trans women! You are a walking example of why the cis gay community is so toxic to trans men and women – refusal to recognize your privilege, actively talking down to us… this shit needs to end. If you’re going to spew the bullshit that you do about the trans community, that’s your right. But you can’t have your wedding cake and eat it too – stop promoting the falsity that you’re any sort of “ally” to the trans community. Just because someone doesn’t actively make cissexist, anti-trans comments doesn’t make them an ally – let alone someone who DOES!

Just a few references from the last few months:

Bil Browning compares drag queens to trans women

Bil Browning compares drag queens to trans women

"Cue the outraged trans women in 3, 2, 1..."

“Cue the outraged trans women in 3, 2, 1…” -Bil Browning in response to gay marriage passing over GENDA, a bill that would have prevented trans people from, among other things, being fired for being trans

This kind of shit is unacceptable from ANY cis person, let alone one who actively runs a site that’s allegedly representing us.

Whether it’s defending high-profile gay men who use trans-misogynistic slurs or making fun of trans people who have an issue with, you know, cissexism/anti-trans sentiments, people need to see through the facade that is Bil Browning and many of the other cis people on his team of contributors.

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