A new mood is sweeping the trans community. A Stonewall mood. A time-for-fightback mood. And while this will, no doubt, be mocked and ignored by the national press until such time as it issues into direct action that they can condemn as ill-considered and extreme, I would politely suggest that such ignorance is no longer a safe option.
Not, that is, unless they wish to find themselves on the receiving end of action of the sort that took place in New Zealand last week – when angry trans activists swept into the offices of a local newspaper in protest at the transphobia of self-professed ignoramus, Rosemary McLeod. Read the rest of this entry »