Local real estate broker who identifies as a gay man makes transphobic comments

John A. Keith, a real estate broker in the South End who identifies as a gay man, has this to say:

Gender is not a choice. If you are born with a penis you are a male, if you are born with a vagina, you are a female.

It doesn't matter what you say, the scientific definition is what defines male versus female.

Nice try.

I will never understand the cross-oppression within the LGBTetc. contingent. I'm sure anyone could just as easily find "scientific" backing showing that it's acceptable to discriminate against gay men or lesbians, but fortunately, most thinking people don't seem interested in doing this.


John Keith - radically.DiFFerenT said...

You are using a single comment to support your gross generalization, which doesn't seem fair; nor, honestly, does it seem to make any sense.

I wish you would just drop these types of arguments. I know you like them, because you get to spout off about whatever you feel like, but it really doesn't add anything to the conversation. I'm glad I can get you all excited about things. It must make you giddy.

But, you don't know me, so I don't see how you can continue to say things that are inaccurate. It makes me uncomfortable as much as it does angry.

How you could come to the conclusion that I discriminate (as you did on the Universal Hub) because of a simple comment, is somewhat bizarre.

Would you just drop all this?

eeka said...

Hey, you chose to make the comment. I'm just linking to it so people can read it and draw their own conclusions. I wouldn't be much of a queer activist if I didn't speak up when people make derogatory comments about my trans brothers and sisters.

Molly said...

Also, Mr. Realt0r seems to have confused "gender" and "sex", as so many people do.

John Keith - radically.DiFFerenT said...

I'm sorry that I say things (only to) annoy you. It's immature behavior on my part. And, I'm not just apologizing as "good business", regardless of what you've said, before.

I hope you realize I am much more complex (and intelligent) than what come across in my comments.

And, yes, Molly, I think you've got it exactly right - I did confuse the two.

So, thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm more trans than either of you. And I have to agree with john keith, this one seems like a mountain out of a mole hill. True, there is a certain amount of trans-phobia in the gay community. But shaming people over one comment is not the way to deal with it, in my opinion.