Sunday, September 10, 2006
This is mind-blowing. Hat tip to Jay Lassiter, who passed on this from BlueJersey.net. A Cher impersonator was hired to boost attendance at the NJ State Democratic Convention LGBTI Caucus, and the move did -- an event that normally drew less than ten people had over 100 show up. But then this bigotry emerged whole hog:
But before the event started, Diane Legriede, the executive director of the State Democratic Committee, pointed to "Cher" and said the following:Jeezus, the trangendered aren't even human beings in this woman's mind; this is sick. And she said that while standing next to a member of the TG community responsible for the leading and sponsoring the caucus, no less.
"We cannot have THAT walking in the hallway."
"You cannot have THAT inside your Caucus."
"The State Committee will not have someone like THAT attending dinner -- THAT cannot come inside the ballroom."
"What if the press sees THAT -- what if they report on THAT in tomorrow's papers?"
Diane delivered these statements as a diatribe in the hallway, ironically, drawing attention to an intolerance that was far more embarrassing than anything around her.