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In which Tobi Hill-Meyer Demonstrates a Lack of Reading Ability

March 29, 2012

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Tobi Hill-Meyer

I’m stunned by the otherwise trans supportive queer folks who are buying into the anti-trans arguments around the cotton ceiling. This is coming from a woman who wrote a letter to the UN asking that gender identity non-discrimination not be instated. She makes no attempt to hide the fact that she has a strong anti-trans agenda. Her writings and the comments her friends leave on them are bordering on hate speech. Bottom line: there is a huge difference between what trans activists are saying when we talk about the cotton ceiling and what she claims we’re saying.I can understand anti-trans folks who pick up her argumentation, but everyone else? I mean, check your sources. If NARTH or Focus on the Family was railing about some horrible presentation Ellen Degeneres or Lady Gaga was giving, wouldn’t you be extremely skeptical? Wouldn’t you want to hear directly from Ellen/Gaga what she was doing, rather than take NARTH’s description of it on face value? Please use the same discretion here.

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Ad Hoc Coalition Against the Cotton Ceiling Condemns Planned Parenthood Toronto For Anti-Female Sex Workshop

March 28, 2012

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Toronto, Ontario (March 28, 2012): Today, the Ad Hoc Coalition Against the Cotton Ceiling (the “Coalition”) submitted a petition with more than 250 signatures to Planned Parenthood Toronto (PPT) to ask the organization to reconsider hosting an event that promotes the sexualization of females.

PPT is sponsoring a March 31 conference in Toronto called “Pleasure and Possibilities.” According to Sarah Hobbs, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Toronto, the purpose of the conference is to continue conversations that began at an earlier conference entitled “No More Apologies: Queer Trans and Cis Women, Coming/Cumming Together!

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Lesbophobia and the Cotton Ceiling

March 21, 2012

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Planned Parenthood Embraces Lesbophobia, Supports Workshop Framing Lesbians As a “Barrier” to be Overcome

March 21, 2012

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from Gmail bugbrennan@gmail.com
to Kate Klein <KKlein@ppt.on.ca>
cc
date Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 5:04 PM
subject Re: “Overcoming the Cotton Ceiling”
mailed-by gmail.com
Important mainly because you often read messages with this label.
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Straight Lady Tells Lesbians That Our Desire to Avoid Peen is Transphobic

March 21, 2012

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Cathy Brennan bugbrennan@gmail.com
to Jill.Filipovic@gmail.com
date Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 4:11 PM
subject Feministe’s Lesbophobia
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Jill - Why is it transphobic for Lesbians to have concerns over the so-called cotton ceiling theory? Lesbians are not barrier to be broken. I am appalled that you would characterize a petition calling out a BLATANTLY rapey concept as transphobic.

Best,
Cathy

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WTF is up with the Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto?

March 20, 2012

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I am beginning to think the Sherbourne Health Centre hates Lesbians.

First, Counselor Xander Sarkisova pushes his rapey analysis that Lesbians are bigots for not wanting dick.  To date, Sherbourne Health Centre has not responded to this. Xander’s blog is here.  Xander claiming to be a victim is here.

Second, Sherbourne Health Centre is co-sponsoring a workship with PLANNED PARENTHOOD to teach MAABs (Male-Assigned at Birth) how to penetrate the barrier of Lesbian Underwear?

WTF Sherbourne Health Centre?  If you think Two is a Trend, let Sherbourne know.

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Tell Planned Parenthood To Support Women’s Sexual Autonomy

March 20, 2012

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Planned Parenthood Toronto is helping to sponsor a March 31 conference in Toronto that includes a workshop inviting participants to discuss and strategize ways they might be able to “overcome” women’s objections to these participants’ sexual advances.  We believe that no means no, that a woman’s right to say “no” to sex at any time is sacrosanct and that no explanations should ever be requested because none is ever necessary.   The name of the workshop proposed is “Overcoming the Cotton Ceiling:  Breaking Down Sexual Barriers for Queer Trans Women.”  The workshop facilitator has defined the “Cotton Ceiling” as follows:
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Silence Continues from Sherbourne Health Centre

March 14, 2012

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NOTE: To date, no response from Sherbourne Health Centre, which claims to serve Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. I wonder how they treat their Lesbian patients?

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from Cathy Brennan bugbrennan@gmail.com
to privacy@sherbourne.on.ca

cctanya.gallus@ipc.on.ca

bccptaylor@globeandmail.com,

date Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM
subject Health Facility Misuse
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Good morning,
My name is Cathy Brennan, and I am a lawyer in Baltimore, Maryland.  I am a lesbian activist that does work about gender identity issues.  Recently, a lesbian blogger sent me a link to a blog post by Xander (Sly) Sarkisova, who works at Sherbourne (according to his LinkedIn profile).  Specifically, Mr. Sarkisova stated in this blog post that:

“your [penis eschewing] behaviour is not tied to a lack of desire, but rather your unwillingness to validate transfemale realness.”  See
http://www.thescavenger.net/isgd/what-transphobia-looks-like-a-primer-for-family-friends-and-loved-ones-817.html

I find this statement tremendously homophobic and harmful to lesbians, and commented accordingly on Mr. Sarkisova’s blog at http://xsarkisovathespaceinbetweenyouandme.blogspot.com/. See attachment; Mr. Sarkisova did not publish my comment, which I left under my real name and this email address (bugbrennan at gmail.com).  I routinely comment on blogs, as I believe this is how we have dialogue to advance understanding.  And, I always do so under my real name, as I also believe in accountability.

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