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  • Petitioned The play "Trannie"

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The play "Trannie"

Cancel the Sydney Opera House showing from 6-22 Dec 2012

    1. Savannah Jackson
    2. Petition by

      Savannah Jackson

      Sydney, Australia

A new pantomime show is scheduled to play at the Sydney Opera House in Dec, 2012. It's called trAnnie and despite clearly being a violation of the New South Wales vilification and Discrimination Act, the producers say this show monetizing this thinly disguised adaptation of the highly demoralizing defamatory word tranny, will go on.

The sick Synopsis:

An orphan transgender child abandoned by her parents is desperate for sexual reassignment surgery(SRS) and will do what ever it takes to please her convicted paedophile transgender care givers including performances for a demented older man in order to get money for SRS.

These elements are unconscionable:

Tranny. The single word the trans community despises, but crucial to the show "trAnnie". The title must be changed. Gays must stop exploiting their association with transsexuals and cease excusing this gross injustice perpetrated against trans people by claiming this absurd proprietary right to the "T" word.

Paedophile. Years ago homosexuality and pedophilia were thought to be the same and like a tire necklace hanging around their necks gay's fought tooth and nail in a desperate battle with hate mongers of all types before they could rid themselves of that association and to escape being pathogized as child molesters.

Now Trevor Ashley and other gay men, supposed allies of transsexuals, writers, producers and actors of "trAnnie" are putting this tire of hate around our necks, just for fun and a few bucks?.

This trivialization of sexual reassignment surgery especially when in context of a youth is despicable. Do these gay men have no idea of how impressionable and emotional transgender youth are or is it as I suspect, they just don't care as long as it's amusing to them.

The misgendering of the child in the synopsis. This is reprehensible and if allowed to continue by this theatrical company will directly contribute internationally to the hardships, murders and suicides of all gender variant youth.

This places the onus of action on the international transgender and allied community as well as all decent, caring people. It is our obligation to speak up against this horrific travesty.

Transgendered people face enormous challenges in society in terms of discrimination, personal and social acceptance, mental sanity, as well as physical, sexual, and verbal abuse.

This show must not go on.

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    Reasons for signing

      • almost 2 years ago

      This is totally evil. The kind of thing that proves Australia is not what is was made to be at all.

    • Mia Merrill JARRETTSVILLE, MD
      • almost 2 years ago

      LGBT* rights

    • Jaikob Joyce PERTH, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Being transgender is not something to be taken lightly. I find even the idea of such a play to be insulting, not only to me, but to any other transgeder people in the community.

    • Rowena MacDonald AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      There is nothing in that synopsis that makes me believe that this play was designed to do anything but exploit the struggles of an already stigmatised group. I say, ditch it. I doubt we'll be missing a theatrical spectacle.

      • almost 2 years ago

      I shouldn't need to justify this action.


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