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Publicly apologize to the transgendered community.
  • Petitioned TLC's "Cake Boss"

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TLC's "Cake Boss"
Cake Boss
TLC

Publicly apologize to the transgendered community.

    1. Angellino Carrera
    2. Petition by

      Angellino Carrera

      New York, NY

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June 2012

Victory

From Petition Creator Angellino Carrera: This whole experience has been a life learning lesson. I hope not only for me, but anyone else who thinks its ok to discriminate against the LGBT community. I am beyond happy that I had all of your support, as well as GLAAD, Huffington Post, NewNowNext, Newsweek, and my Drag Race sisters. GLAAD has made contact with TLC and received a statement from the network!!! I accept the apology from Buddy Valasco, Anthony, and TLC. Im ready to move on from this! READ & SHARE!

On June 11th, 2012 - TLC aired an episode of their hit show "Cake Boss". The episode was named, "Bar Mitzvah, Beads & Oh Baby!" featuring special guest, Carmen Carrera.

Carmen is best known from the show "RuPaul's Drag Race" on Logo and has since become an activist for the Transgendered community (shortly announcing her transition after a special episode of "What Would You Do?" on ABC).

In the "What Would You Do" episode, Carmen speaks out about transgendered people and the struggles they encounter on a daily basis. 

She is also appearing at the San Fransisco Pride Parade as the Grand Marshall due to her work as an activist for the LGBT community.

The plot of the episode was to use Carmen to lure one of the bakery's employees to flirt with her as a prank. Before filming, Carmen educated producers on what terms to use and what phrases would not be offensive, i.e. "Carmen was BORN male" or "Carmen is a transgendered woman". Producers AGREED to respect her wishes, however, when the show aired it was a blatant "THAT'S A MAN" moment - very reminiscent of (trashy) shows like Jerry Springer or Maury. Carmen's intent was to promote acceptance of trans women and make it ok to flirt or be attracted to someone who has changed his/her gender.

This type of ignorance should not be allowed.

There are people around the world who kill themselves because of gender identity disorder. There are people who are bullied, tormented and feel indifferent every single day. This episode brought Carmen Carrera to tears because she does NOT want any part of a program that promotes such ignorance and miseducation.

Please, fight for the rights and the RESPECT of PEOPLE. Not just the trans community but for everyone, equally.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 9,000 signatures
    2. TLC Pulls Episode & Apologizes

      Angellino Carrera
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to all of your support, TLC has decided to pull the episode off air and has since issued an apology. I want to thank all of you for fighting with me in what's right! We do have a voice.

    3. Reached 8,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Zerena Diaz ALHAMBRA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I support equal rights and respect for all people regardless of their sex and gender choice, clearly "cake boss" does not.

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    • Karoline Correa SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      because everyone deserves dignity and respect

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    • Loren Wright LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Although I am not a trans man or woman, I can still fight for the rights and respect of all of the LGBT community around the world, we must stay allies to fight ignorance of those uneducated.

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    • James Lopez ATLANTA, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      Everyone deserve respect

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    • Joni Norton SUSSEX, WI
      • about 2 years ago

      being a transgendered woman myself, i am always being misgendered or have some sort of difficulty almost daily

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