The latest news in the world of people being proud of their bigotry is a video posted by reknowned transphobe Posie Parker.
Parker began streaming a planned altercation live to her Facebook. Then, she barges into a private meeting being facilitated by the Human Rights Campaign's National Press Secretary Sarah McBride.
McBride is a trans woman and trans activist.
During the video, Parker and her friend Dr. Julie Long repeatedly misgender and harass McBride saying things such as...
"This is Sarah McBride, he gets paid probably quite a lot of money to lobby the government to try and make sure that women and girls have no right to any space anymore."
Throughout the altercation, McBride refuses to acknowledge or answer to the transphobia Long and Parker are spewing at her, even when they refer to her work on trans rights as encouraging 'male violence against women.'
The full video can be seen below:
After handling the situation with grace and refusing to escalate it, McBride shared her thoughts on Twitter.
This happened to me earlier today. We had just concluded a really powerful meeting with parents of transgender yout… https://t.co/WWBbDRBRgO— Sen. Sarah McBride (@Sen. Sarah McBride) 1548882276.0
She used this as an example of the kind of discrimination the trans community faces day to day.
The sad truth is that this kind of harassment is the reality for far too many transgender people, particularly tran… https://t.co/2Y2DsouHzs— Sen. Sarah McBride (@Sen. Sarah McBride) 1548882301.0
Throughout the incident, I thought about the trans youth who have to experience their hostility and bullying day-in… https://t.co/JRXi5EkYle— Sen. Sarah McBride (@Sen. Sarah McBride) 1548882309.0
Today I stand in solidarity with all those who face harassment for merely seeking their rights: women, both trans a… https://t.co/mYLyatQFEB— Sen. Sarah McBride (@Sen. Sarah McBride) 1548882487.0
Before ending with this call to action:
And I ask that you take a moment to amplify the powerful and moving meeting we had just concluded with so many insp… https://t.co/t39J1eVLTy— Sen. Sarah McBride (@Sen. Sarah McBride) 1548882586.0
People sent their support to McBride.
@SarahEMcBride So sorry this happened to you. Thank you for all you do for trans equality and acceptance. ❤️— GLAAD (@GLAAD) 1548883861.0
So sorry this happened to you Sarah. Thank you for foregrounding the vital, life saving work of valuing the lives o… https://t.co/lOMAozplJh— Laverne Cox (@Laverne Cox) 1548884990.0
My friend @SarahEMcBride is an amazing woman, trailblazer and genuinely decent person. She's dedicated her life to… https://t.co/l4XOfOxvie— Del. Danica Roem (@Del. Danica Roem) 1548891064.0
@SarahEMcBride I am so sorry this happened Sarah. Thank you for all your work, particularly on behalf of our transg… https://t.co/6vjUtxy6Zz— Chelsea Clinton (@Chelsea Clinton) 1548883562.0
And many queer cisgender women felt the need to call out the rotten apples within their own community.
No, @gaystarnews No "lesbians" didn't do this. Transphobes did. One of which was indeed a lesbian. One is a homopho… https://t.co/0rxrLbUHR9— Rozie Suppozie 🛡️ (@Rozie Suppozie 🛡️) 1548889722.0
@SarahEMcBride This type of hate against the trans community is inexcusable.— Lesbians Who Tech & Allies (@Lesbians Who Tech & Allies) 1548887161.0
Unfortunately, divisions within the LGBTQ community such as these are not all that uncommon.
But trans exclusionary feminism is not feminism. Relying on right wing talking points to fear monger about what and who trans people are is incompatible with social progressivism.
We stand with Sarah McBride.