How dare you Caitlyn Jenner make statements that you are “helping” with trans awareness regarding political views (masked by hate and intolerance by most the Republicans ). How dare you call yourself an “activist” for trans issues. It is an insult to all the hard working trans women and men who have sacrificed everything to fight for our rights thus far. Even considering “dancing with devil” will just be viewed as a circus act, by the number of Conservatives who hate us. Please stick to your social media fame status, and continue to at least bring awareness that we exist. That much I am thankful for. Please do not even pretend your plight for money and fame, is for the greater good of trans people. At least be honest about that and you may receive a little more respect from those who at least tolerate what you are doing. Just my opinion.
Why do we still have a Senate anyway? #rhetorical so this bill is delayed yet again. It is interesting that Senator Donald Plett’s biggest problem is Trans people in washrooms, since he owns a plumbing business. Is 2017 going to be the year of #DisturbingDisgustingDevastatingDonalds ?#alliteration
A discussion with fellow comics Sai Sufi and Daniel Bordman. It is interesting to speak with “Cis hetrosexual men” about Trans issues, PC culture, the professionally outraged, the non-LGBT activists of LGBT rights, the threat to Freedom of Speech from these new government legislation’s on language. I do not vent much about Caitlyn Jenner or Laverne Cox but it is now time that someone says something. And again. I do not speak for any other trans people out there, these are only my personal opinions.
The more we talk about trans situations the more everyone will learn who we are. We can’t always get angry and demand things from people. Activism, in my opinion should be done with a certain amount of patience and understanding, towards those we are trying to reach and educate. And not all trans “roll models” are helping the cause, in fact some are creating more confusion. Educating people about trans issues should not be for profit first. And if it is, should it not at least be a clear and accurate message?
Watch discussion here (facebook)
This is an interview I just did for a second year journalism student (Chelsea Mendes) from Humber College here in Toronto, Ontario. The subject is trending a lot lately. In regards what a comedian can or can’t say on stage.
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.
We don’t all have to get along and run through fucking meadows holding hands, and be phony with each other. There will always be differences of opinion and some personalities just clash, we need to get over that. But don’t add me as a “friend” on here when you know you are either jealous of me, hate me, or are just sticking your nose into what I am up to. I am not on Facebook to share my personal life, so you ain’t going to be missing nothing. All the posts you will see involve my business and/or my career interests. And of course the occasional “I may hate you” rant, like this one.
I have actually blocked a handful of people, for the first time on Facebook. Not because they posted on my wall or sent me unwanted messages. You know? like the unwanted penis photos, marriage proposals from abroad, cross-dressers (not the nice well meaning ones) wanting me to do their make-up then fuck them up the ass, thinking we must be sisters now because we both wear women’s panties They are automatically blocked as always.
The saddest thing is they are other Trans women just like myself. We are all just trying to do our best in a world that still misunderstands who we are, and some of the population are actually doing their best, by educating themselves about us. I may be a Trans woman and you may be a Trans woman, but that does not mean we have to be friends. We are human beings first and it is okay to not get along. But please, can’t we just not get along in a different sandbox? I don’t want your dull sad shovel and pail, making mine look tarnished. Please go and heal yourself and take time to evaluate why you think the way you do, and what you can do to fulfill your own life. I may have a hard time forgiving you, but I will still love and respect the fact that you are on your journey. And please feel free to come to me when you are ready to join together as real allies, we need you and we all need each other.
By the way, if you can read this note, chances are you are not one of those who are blocked 🙂
P.S. I ended this with a smiley face so that means I am nice person. Well being nice is still a bit of a hobby, but I am trying.
It is great to see that the Liberal Government are showing some improvement over the last few years, that the PC’s where in power (thanks for nothing). I do understand that not all Conservatives are anti LGBT, but it does not help when the majority of the Conservatives are, but in denial about the fact of course.
International Day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia certainly means something today.
This from Great Britain (my birth place):
This form our Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau :
And this announcement again from the Liberal party of Canada regarding protect transgender Canadians against discrimination and violence
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.