Maybe It’s Time Our LGBT Communities Rethink Our Red Dress Parties

“Our LGBT history is rich with defiance through public displays of toying with people’s perception of sexuality and gender identity. We did it to teach the outside world that we would not be anchored by stereotypes. Yet, when our own actions have the potential to hurt or harm those within our own community, well, we have an obligation to act. To my fellow LGBT leaders, our movement is evolving. It’s maturing. Are we not creative enough to maintain the spirit of an event without asking cisgender men to don a dress?

Maybe It’s Time Our LGBT Communities Rethink Our Red Dress Parties

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One thought on “Maybe It’s Time Our LGBT Communities Rethink Our Red Dress Parties

  1. Hi and thanks for starting this blog for our ongoing debate.

    Here is what I just posted in the DL thread on this story, in response to this quote from a trans activist who objected to the Red dress Party: ”How can a LGBT center be a safe space for their community when they profit from imagery that can trigger psychosis within someone they are tasked to support?”

    ”Psychosis is only triggered in someone who is psychotic. Psychosis cannot be triggered in someone who is well.

    Psychosis is defined as a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.

    The trans seem to be arguing that their severe mental disorders, which cause them to lose contract with reality, is caused by gay men having a bit of fun for charity.

    It isn’t. The problem is THEM and their ILLNESS. Not US”

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