I do acknowledge that my writing is below average. Nevertheless, you should be ashamed of your response. Not only was your response unnecessarily defensive, you missed the entire point of my piece. I suggest you read it again.

You are more worried about how you and others like you are identified and I am pointing out the fact that there is more than enough evidence to say that the transgender community is not helping itself. By being less than forthright with how you/they conduct yourselves is no way to gain acceptance or prevention from being victims of violent crime. I boldly say that based on experience, many transgender are deceiving as a game and it must be addressed honestly.

I pointed out how the media is reporting crimes against transgender without caring about relevant facts. And to cry about not being referred to properly in the one case I mentioned, where the suspect was called a nigger by the transgender is a blatant “I don’t care…”

If transgender want to be treated with more respect, I suggest you/they admit your own faults FIRST. Otherwise people like me, who does care, will be less likely to even give the benefit of the doubt.

Finally, I am a Black, crippled homosexual who was once told to “Shut up you crippled nigger faggot!” It was one of the best things that ever happened to me. I would explain but frankly, I don’t think you give a Hoover Dam. And no I am not suggesting that I liked being referred to that way.

1983 to 1993 Bible Study teacher at SF juvenile hall. Currently prison reform activist and author of Case Game - Activating the Activist; an autobiography.

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