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Labor Dept Honors Transgender Remembrance

From CNS News:

U.S. Dept. of Labor Observes ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’

By Elizabeth Harrington | November 20, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Department of Labor is officially observing Nov. 20 as “The Transgender Day of Remembrance."

"The Transgender Day of Remembrance [TDOR] will be commemorated in cities and countries around the world today, reflecting on those who have died as a result of fear, hate and transphobia,” Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Transphobia"?

"I stand proudly today–and every day–as an ally to the transgender community and to every person and family impacted by anti-transgender bullying and violence,” she said. “Transgender people are part of the diversity that America celebrates today and they, like every American, deserve to live without fear of prejudice or violence.”

And they vote.

“I hope that this year’s commemoration will serve as an opportunity to shine a brighter light on both progress made and the challenges ahead," Solis said.

The Department issued a similar statement last year, in which Solis said she’s “proud to stand and be counted as an ally to the transgender community.”

"On this day of remembrance, as we pause to reflect on the lives that have been lost, we renew our commitment to an America that celebrates and values every person,” she said.

Wonder how many people have died because of a sex change operations?

According to the Department of Labor (DOL), the day of remembrance began as an online project in 1999 in honor of Rita Hester, an African-American transgender who was murdered the year before.

Inquiries to the DOL about the number of transgender persons employed by the department and who is the highest ranking transgender individual within the department were not answered before this story was posted.

It sounds like they are discriminating to us. How can the Republicans compete with this? Are they going to declare a ‘Transgender Month’?

In any case, isn’t re-membering an odd thing to be talking about here?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, November 21st, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Labor Dept Honors Transgender Remembrance”

  1. beautyofreason

    Transgender remembrance day…these people live in another world.

  2. GetBackJack

    Comes now the days of transhumanism

  3. beautyofreason

    They sure are putting handing out the pedestals lately. Last time I checked teens can get bullied for any reason – conservatives, the religious, haircuts, body weight, height, anything.

  4. Petronius

    America is finished.

  5. Rusty Shackleford

    In the voice of Rod Serling:

    Picture if you will a world of a considerable difference. A world where a person who is born a certain way decides to alter nature and become something different. This person sees things, not the way you or I do, but in a way that can only be described as highly unusual and can only be found in the twilight zone.

    Such is the world we now live in. Everything is “normal” which means that nothing is normal. Can’t have it both ways.

    We have succumbed to intellectual elites who are more akin to pondering the history of how toilet paper came to be invented than actually using it. Thus, we have lost our way. By getting caught up in details and minutiae, the larger issues and that which preserves life and liberty are no longer acknowledged or embraced or even carried on for that matter.

    It’s a surreal world now. Perhaps predicted by the bibles “end of days” or just by virtue of poor human nature. I once watched an episode of Star Trek where they were beamed into a parallel universe (Mirror, Mirror) and it was much easier for civilized people to behave as savages, than it was for savages to behave as civilized people.

    And so it was ever thus.

  6. Anonymoose

    And they do vote. One of the news sites that mentioned this had some of them commenting about how to vote for “transgender interests,” and it goes without saying these were all Democrats, just the “right” ones.

    As with all of the liberal–I guess you/d say “focus” groups–I’ve tried to be tolerant, but I never can accept what they say at face value. That they were born in the wrong body, and have achieved happiness and universal harmony by surgical modification.

    Instead it seems a more basic psychological crisis; they can’t handle the identity they see in the mirror, and rather than try to come to terms with it they instead make a whole new persona–never facing the underlying problem.

    As Rusty mentioned we’ve lost our way; gone into the dustbin of history are the great people who built this country. Whatever they achieved or did is demeaned and discredited; if they were accomplished they had to have been racist or biased or something else to offset it.

    Instead ever more obscure groups are held up as our heroes to be remembered–not because of what they did, but because of whatever bad things happened to them as a result of the society we live in. This society must be discredited and torn down at every turn, as the utopia they dream of is always just around the corner.

    And the catch-all acronym for all the sexually “different” people keeps growing, I think it’s up to LGBTQI now, and will probably include the whole alphabet.

  7. hokeymcdokey

    I still don’t see wtf we’re supposed to remember :D

    • canary

      Maybe Obama Care will pay for sex change operations?

    • canary

      It’s a keeper. If you are desperate for a job dress up like your opposite sex and if you aren’t hired point out the company doesn’t have one sex changed person.

      Once your hired, dress normal and say you changed your mind. If you’re fired for changing your sex again, claim sexual discrimination again.


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