October 29, 2006

Is this news?

Transgender MP in toilet fracas

An Italian opposition MP and former showgirl has expressed outrage after meeting a transgender colleague in the parliament's ladies' toilets.

A transwoman was harrassed in the bathroom! Holy shit, that never happens!

Seriously, though. I'm really glad that the BBC covered this story. It's good to see basic trans issues being brought to light by the international press. It's good to see that the article shows much more sympathy for Ms Luxuria than for Ms. Gardini. And it's good to see how stupid Gardini looks using male pronouns for Luxuria while the article uses female ones.

"It never entered my mind that I'd find him in there", she said. "It felt like sexual violence - I really felt ill."
...Ruling coalition deputies accused Ms Gardini of discrimination tantamount to racism.

Well, yes.

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