by Matt Kane - GLAAD's Associate Director of Entertainment Media
“Transphobia is still all too prevalent in our society and this show will only contribute to it. It will reinforce the mistaken belief that transgender women are simply ‘men pretending to be women,’ and that their efforts to live their lives authentically as women are a form of lying or deception.”
One aspect of GetEQUAL's mission is to empower the LGBT community and its allies to take action to demand full legal and social equality. The viewing parties will help combat the extreme transphobia that has been witnessed across the nation in response to Chaz' participation on Dancing with the Stars.
Gloria Allred and Robin Tyler are just saying no to all the hate-filled comments about Chaz Bono's participation on DWTS and want you to participate in viewing and voting parties all around the country to support him in the competition.
"I am happy that the case is settled. I hope that these changes will ensure that no other young transgender person experiences the physical and emotional abuse that I experienced at the Youth Study Center," L.P. said.