Video: Hate Group Leader Ends CNN Debate With Dig Towards Transgender Guest
Masen Davis, the Executive Director of the Transgender Law Center, and Randy Thomasson, president of the SPLC-identified hate group Save California spoke with CNN's Brooke Baldwin regarding the legislation that California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law this week that provides protections for transgender students.
The conversation went about how you'd expect, at least until the end when Thomasson got in a nasty dig towards Mr. Davis, an openly transgender male. In response to Baldwin thanking her guests for joining the discussion, Thomasson said, “Hey, good to talk to you ladies.”
Classy. Take a look.
Davis later told Raw Story:
“Thomasson’s attempt to disrespect my own gender identity by referring to me as a ‘lady’ said more about him than me (I’m no lady, and clearly he is no gentleman). I am comfortable in my own skin, and proud of my journey as a transgender man. I have heard, though, from many transgender people and allies who are very upset by his shallow attempt to mis-gender me. Failing to honor the gender identity of a transgender person is a common way for anti-equality zealots to try to undermine our credibility and humanity.”
Well he certainly handled that well. Ugh. Who keeps putting these bigots on TV??