A supposed Kenyan transgender woman has complained bitterly that gays and lesbians are spreading stereotypes about transgender people, and so, it has created a lasting negative impression on the Trans community.
She stated this on Facebook. Read her comments below.
Some gays and lesbians are out there yapping about transgender peoples issues and in the process transgender people are stereotyped as gays and we become targets of homophobes. I respect some gays but they have spread a lot of stereotypes about transsexuals and we have to bear the consequences. Things need to be done differently.
Is she trying to say that when gay and lesbian people stand to speak about issues affecting the lives of transgender people, they draw unsolicited attention to the trans community, or that they are not properly representing the trans community in terms of advocacy? or could it also be that she is insinuating that there is trans-phobia, lurking somewhere within the gay and lesbian community?
What do you guys think of her comments?