Just one little bit of new year’s advice to all. For those who insist on coming up with a new year’s “resolution”. It actually should be called a new year’s (non-religious) revelation” (in my opinion). Because some of those people who put pressure on themselves to change anything about themselves and try to stick to it for a whole year, usually have a (non-religious) revelation that they should not put themselves through that. For example, I resolve to be as blunt and sarcastic as I always am. Since I had a (non-religious) revelation years ago that I do not need other people’s approval or acceptance (but I do like lots of hugs). That having been said. If you decide to attempt a resolution, please do not make it “quitting drinking or “cutting back on delicious foods”. The staff and the entertainers at 120 Diner and Club 120 need your money and your support but most importantly we need your wonderful company 🙂
I am so thrilled to be the first Canadian trans woman to be singing at the Toronto Jazz Festival 2016. It is not, in theory, that important to be the first trans woman to be doing anything really. It is, however, important that people know that trans people exist. If being the first at something helps get that attention, so be it. Because that leads to media attention, which leads to awareness, which leads to educating and the hope of acceptance. Does anybody out there have a unicycle? I would also like to be the first trans woman to ride across Canada on a unicycle with my hair on fire. Think the media would be interested? I have read and seen more stories about trans women and men this year than any other year leading up to Pride. Thanks to Mathieu Chantelois and Pride Toronto.
Regarding your article in the Toronto Sun.
“Dust off the thong: Pride beefs up party to a month”
Dear Mr. Strobel:
I am the first to admit as a stand-up comic that I do not agree with censorship. People should be able to say or write what they want. The consequences of what they say are their crosses to bear.
But what is the matter with you? To even think of saying something like
“On Canada Day, 5,000 transexuals will march downtown. Yes, Canada Day. Nothing, you may be thinking, says Canada like a dude in a dress.”
Is not only ignorant but it sends trans people back from any steps we have taken forward in Canada.
When will people like yourself understand that being trans is not about what we are wearing?
I have done a couple of interviews with you in the past, and stopped bothering after the second one, regarding trans events.
You constantly reverted to the genintals, bathrooms and men dressing up.
Are you trying to be funny? I even specialize in sarcasm, and believe me it does not even border on that. Take it from a professional, you are not funny! You are just coming off most of the time as an idiot.