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Showing posts from August, 2011

Connecting the Dots to Charlotte’s Pride Event and Back.

About the middle of May, 2011, my friend, Kathy Baldock invited me to be one of the directors for her recently registered non-profit, Canyonwalker Connections . She told me she had been praying for the right person to represent transgender persons and that my name kept coming to her mind.  Kathy laughs when she recalls a conversation I had with her a while back and kids me about it. I told her I had this notion that after my surgery at the end of March of 2010, I hoped to simply live a life in quiet anonymity, flying under the radar, a private person who would not have to be talking about where I came from, that I had been a man. etc. Only my family and those who already knew me would know this about me. For everyone else, it was none of their business. She laughs when she points out that if that is what I envisioned, then I had obviously gone about it the wrong way. One doesn’t accept an invitation to address two-hundred people to tell them about their life and one certainly do

And then there is Dr. Michael Brown, author of the best selling Christian homophobic (and transgenderphobic) book, "A Queer Thing Happened to America"

Dr. Brown is organizing to sabotage the Charlotte, NC Pride event on  August 27, 2011 and set up a Facebook page for that end. He has allowed me engage him on his views regarding transgender persons. So far, he has not censored the stream.  Just in case these get deleted from the FB page at GHABW Lisa Salazar ‎"…we do not celebrate the fact that some people choose to surgically mutilate their God-given organs and must take hormones for the rest of their lives just to be at peace with themselves…" As a transsexual Christian woman, I also don't celebrate the choices I had to make, but I am grateful I was able to make them none-the-less. Your assertion that gender reassignment surgery is mutilation is sadly misplaced and by extension, using the the same logic, one could argue that all surgeries are acts of mutilation of some God-given "tissue." I'm sure the cancer patient who h