Thursday FACTS – Trans gender History (Pt2)

When I left my last post, I was talking about the ancient History of trans gender people and I left off with

Troy-Anthony also told The Hook Up that Aboriginal people suppressed or hid their sexuality as a survival mechanism after Christianisation and colonisation.

I did that on purpose, hehe … I did it, because today what this LONG post is going to be about, is the more modern History to trans gender History. I left it off with that quote, because like a LOT of other groups of people. Christianity and colonisation did a lot of bad things to good people. But included in that, are also the Nazi’s…

The Nazi’s…Are you shocked and surprised?

Before I do that though, I want to apoligise for using the term trans gender people in my previous. Trans gender is actually a modern term. The reason I’m apoligising though, is because a lot of transphobes will that trans gender people weren’t called trans gender as some sort of “proof” that trans people just didn’t exist.

Back to the Nazi’s

Institut für Sexualwissenschaft

On May 6, 1933, Nazi demonstrators raided the libraries of the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, a German name that roughly translates to the Institute of Sexology. The Institute was a privately operated research space for studies of human sexuality. More than 20,000 books were taken from shelves and burned days later in the streets by Nazi youth groups.

It was a devastating blow to the life’s work of Magnus Hirschfeld, the institute’s founder. Hirschfeld, who was Jewish and gay, was a pioneer for rights and liberation in Berlin’s thriving LGBTQ community

LGBTQ Institute in Germany Was Burned Down by Nazis

BY LUCY DIAVOLO SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

In 1973, a new Institut für Sexualwissenschaft was opened at the University of Frankfurt am Main (director: Volkmar Sigusch), and 1996 at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

 The West German courts found that the foundation’s dissolution and the seizure of property by the Nazis in 1934 was legal. The West German legislature also retained the Nazi amendments to Paragraph 175, making it impossible for surviving gay men to claim restitution for the destroyed cultural center.

But you know being trans, being gay is a “fad”.

In 1885 the Criminal Law Act was passed in the UK, which made all homosexual ‘behaviour’ illegal. One of the first public trials for transvestite behaviour was that of Ernest (Stella) Boulton, and Fred (Fanny) Park, arrested in 1870 for indecent behaviour. The authorities based the prosecution on their transvestism and their soliciting of men as women, rather than the act of sodomy. No conviction could be obtained on these grounds and were acquitted of the charge of conspiracy to commit a felony by cross-dressing. One of the largest organisations for transvestite men in the US today is the Boulton and Park Society.

Fanny and Stella

Throughout the 1920s and 30s medical provision was rare, but transsexual people managed to find doctors who would help them. At Hirschfield’s infamous clinic, the first sex change operations were performed by Dr Felix Abraham: a mastectomy on a trans man in 1926, a penectomy on his domestic servant Dora in 1930, and a vaginoplasty on Lili Elbe, a Danish painter, in 1931. Lily died less than two years later from complications.

In the UK, Michael (formerly Laura) Dillon managed to obtain gender reassignment treatment during the war. In the late 1940s he even had a penis constructed by the plastic surgeon Sir Harold Gilles, who later became famous for his work with burns victims. Michael Dillon trained and worked as a ship’s doctor until he was outed by the Sunday Express in 1958. He withdrew to India where he became a Buddhist monk and writer until his death.

April Ashley – April Ashley: Model, actress and trans trailblazer dies aged 86

Ashley became only the second Briton to undergo male-to-female gender reassignment surgery, in 1960. She had the operation in Casablanca, Morocco, and later said becoming a woman made her the happiest she had ever been. Once back in England, she obtained a passport and driving licence which identified her as female.

She was later photographed for British Vogue and appeared opposite Joan Collins in the film Road to Hong Kong.

Ashley was made an MBE in 2012 for her campaigning work for the transgender community.

Again, April Ashley was not well known to be transgender, and in 1961 her career was cut short, when she was outed. However, she carried on. So NO, you can’t “always” tell.

There is only one day left to make your voice heard and ban conversion therapy in the UK. To find out why this consultation is so important, head over to the Mermaids website where you’ll find information, survivor stories and more. 

I hope, one can see over the two posts that being trans is not new, nor is it a modern fad. Most of what transphobic people say, is as we say “recycled” homophobia. Meaning, that what’s happening now to trans people, is what has also happened to the gay community. Especially times from the 80’s and 90s. Some of the people right now who talk about

“Its a fad. They’ll grow out of it”.

“How can you have children”

“Trans people are mainly predators”.

I wish that I could find it, but someone posted two news article from the same newspaper, a couple of decades apart. Apart from the word homosexual and trans, it was all pretty similar, derogatory wise.

Respect

I am just going to start off this post with saying I lost a LOT of respect for a LOT of people over Harry and Meghan Markle. I generally don’t make comments I don’t know a lot about. Except in cases of bigotry, cause quiet frankly any bigots obsession’s with any bigotry tells me all I NEED to know about them.

Like, without a doubt in my mind, we can all say that Trump and Rowling have a narcissism issue. I actually called her a raging sociopathic narcissist the other day, after I listed everything she’s done, or rather NOT done, for women, to a transphobic person, lol. I actually got really depressed writing that list, she really is a terrible person, whose been able to hide behind her writing. I’m going to write about it, but then that should be my last Rowling specific post, unless she apologise’s.

What has annoyed me a lot about the whole H&M situation though, is those same people, have not said a word about Andrew. You know, the sex trafficking “Prince” who can’t sweat. Some of these same people don’t even know that he lost all his titles, and not willingly, unlike Harry.

How can these people not see how they are the problem?

It’s Pride Month in the UK. And currently more and more people are dropping out of the Tory’s UK Government “It’s safe to be me” conference. Especially AFTER the EHRC ( and after months of wasting time with banning conversion therapy) Will ban it, but only if trans people are still forced to participate in conversion therapy. But you know it’s totally safe to be you in the UK.

You can have a say here (until the 4th of Feb).

HOW CAN I SHARE MY THOUGHTS?

Under the current Tory Government, so far this has happened.

  • The current Tory party, like that actual party.
  • The UK now being described that same AS unfriendly LGBTQIA places: such as Hungary, North Korea and the Ukraine.
  • Most Tories voted AGAINST (including previous EHRC “chair” Lis Truss) feeding the children of the UK. After the Tories COVID stuff ups.
  • Brexit…Just like the whole of Brexit (which Liz Truss is now part of that disaster).

One of the things that I am very thankful for in Australia, we’ve had our states leaders really taking care of each of their own states. Although our state leader has now made a huge stuff up, because he listened to his Federal Leader, instead of being proud of the hard work that South Australians have put in. Generally Australia did well, because we DIDN’T listen to our current Federal Leader, Scummo.

I honestly don’t know how he even got in, in the first place. He’s a sales man, not a leader of a Country. I don’t know how so many Australians voted him in. Personally, I blame QLD, lol.

#BanConversionTherapy

Thursday FACTS…Real Life Consequences.

This is going to be LONG, but for all the trans people and LGBTQIA people out there, it is imperative that you read this. Not just like and carry on. You can totally like it, but please really READ this.

I was going to do a post about transgender modern History, but that’s been pushed for next week.

THIS is why I’m angry, THIS is why transphobia needs to be called out. Fuck anyone who calls me calling out bigotry’s as “insults” and allows bigotry to flourish ON THEIR PAGE, and then blocks me for RIGHTLY pointing out, that they wont call out transphobia and allow bigotry’s to flourish. I also implore anyone to report any transphobia they see on WordPress.

Seriously FUCK anyone who *thinks* that being trans youth is being all fine and dandy, and its fad.

How about REAL LIFE CONSEQUENCES of YOUR bigotry . You think that kid learnt to kick another kid in their genital’s from a kid? Seriously FUCK being “nice and polite” to these “people”. If you are not brave enough to call it out, report it. Do SOMETHING! Emma’s mum has had to gone on protected tweets, can’t blame her. Instead of the TERFs saying that’s horrible your trans child was kicked in their genitals, they blamed Emma’s Mum.

Just you know the representatives of the UK, pretending like the UK doesn’t have a transphobia and homophobia problem. And trying to get their homophobia and transphobia problemS wiped from the records (unsuccessfully).

Yeah the transphobes of the world aren’t playing right into the hand of the right hand Conservatives Christians, oh and actual Neo Nazi’s too…Note how the tweets below, mentions the UK aka TERF Island.

So the day AFTER the condeming from PACE of the UK. The Tory appointed head of the EHRC, decided to start eliminating trans rights with the Scotland’s GRA Reform. I don’t think the #Ukraine has to invade the #UK, #Johnson and the Tory Government are destroying themselves and the United Kingdom all on their little lonesome #EHRC. The current EHRC is actually ADVOCATING for Conversion Therapy.

The EHRC is controlled by what ever Government happens to be in control at the time, Liz Truss, failure at so many positions, but keeps getting leadership roles, passed her to role as head of EHRC to another transphobe Tory “leader”. The UK is getting further and further left behind, in every way possibly.