Rut roh. I knew there was gonna be backlash for Sinclair Sexsmith. S/he decided to remove all the transmen because of dissenting comments. What will Sinclair do if some of the Butches transition? Who is going to check i.d.s? Apparently none of these people were contacted about their inclusion. Aside form the usual uproar from those who want to make sure transfolk stay outside of dyke space, some transguys are understandably upset over the appropriation. What a mess.
Our liberties are bound, and tolerance is the key to all our freedoms. TOLERANCE has to start with all of us. Early on with Butch-Femme.com, a large number of the members organized a petition asking me to make the site exclusive only to Butches and Femmes and to kick all the transguys out. Some of those people who signed the petition way back when have since transitioned or gone on to partner with transguys. I’m reading some blogs where Butch Voices is also suffering from such a divide. With my next project, I hope to build a bridge for all my brothers and find out what our differences really are.
We are in a revolution together, people. Open your arms and your eyes.
And also… Joan Jett is an edgy Femme, not a Butch. She told me so herself.
(Then I woke up.)