Monday, January 25, 2010

Loudoun County VA Trans Bigot Delgaudio Gets Smackdown

In the wake of Loudoun County passing the measure adding sexual orientation and gender identity to their anti discrimination policy back on January 5, Loudoun County Supervisor and trans bigot Eugene Delgaudio kept flapping his gums and got into political hot water in the process.

He sent out an e-mail letter with this transphobic statement to his constituents in the wake of the January 5 majority vote expressing his opposition to the passed policy changes.

"The board votes six yes, Waters and Delgaudio 'no,' with York abstaining, to add 'sexual orientation' and 'gender identity' to the hiring of employees which means if a man dressed as a woman wants a job, you have to treat 'it' the same as a normal person.''

And in a recent January 20 Loudoun County Board of Supervisors meeting he got rebuked for it by his fellow board members.

Supervisor Jim Burton stated, "Regardless of how one may feel about the policy in question, there is no excuse for referring to other human beings as 'it'."

Supervisor Andrea McGimsey stated, "I think that the actions and words of Mr. Delgaudio prove why we needed to institute the policy that we did the other day. There's clearly some people who need those kinds of policies in place."

She said she believed his language was dangerous.

And for far too long, we transpeople have let people like Delgaudio and his like minded christobigot fzriends get away with dehumanizing us.

New rules for a new decade. Time to loudly call them out. If these bigots hold political office or are attempt to get elected by using transpeople as a wedge issue, time to vote them out.

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