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Hatin' on Q Center: Allowing Ex-Trans Organization to Rent Q Center?

Q Center, a puppet of the well-financed Gay Capitalism, hosted an international Ex-Transgender Convention in May this year. The Ex-Transgender organization New Narratives is a known front for TERF hate groups such as Gender Identity Watch and Womyns Liberation Front (WoLF).
Q Center, a commercial organization owned by Portland Area Business Alliance whose members include countless realtors, loan officers and bankers, has never been a representative of Portland's Queer community. It has been just an overpriced event space rental business for 10 years. It is not a real "LGBTQ Community Center", and its employees have been known to exhibit extreme hostility towards houseless trans women.

So it comes as no surprise to know that Q Center played host to New Narratives, a new ex-Trans organization whose agenda is to end legal recognition of gender changes and to reinstitute classist "gatekeeper" system to disqualify most Trans folks from accessing medical resources in order to gradually eradicate Trans people. Like their TERF masters New Narratives believes that Trans women are Men and therefore must detransition.

Portland Anti-TERF/SWERF Action Team (P.A.T.S.A.T.) strongly condemns Q Center for allowing a hate group to utilize its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt resources, which is a ground for revocation of tax-exemption status. Q Center engages in no charitable activities anyway, so it should lose non-profit designation.

A member of New Narratives reports back:  http://snowflakeespecial.tumblr.com/post/93098339338

The Q Center board of directors:  http://www.pdxqcenter.org/about/staff-board/
Only represents upper middle class Gay elite, who gives no damn about Trans people (lawyers, bankers, architect, CPA, medical professional, etc.).

The Q Center executive director Barbara McCullough-Jones, another career non-profit executive who gets paid huge salaries and moves across the nation in search for bigger and bigger paychecks. An outsider with no vested interest in our local community.  http://www.pdxqcenter.org/about/staff-board/

We at P.A.T.S.A.T. exposes New Narratives for all what it is. It is a TERF sockpuppet organization to give legitimacy to TERF ideology, which is directly responsible for hate crimes against Trans and Gender Non Conforming folks. Straight from the colonizers' play book in world history, NN is a TERF-appointed "approved Transgender authority" who would only obediently parrot every single TERF piece of propaganda. Therefore TERF can say, "look, here's Trans people agreeing with us!" Thus their opposition will be silenced. New Narratives is the convenient "house tranny" of TERF aggression against Trans women! Don't be deceived!

With 50 percent of all Trans women dying before their 30th birthday due to suicide or hate crime, and 8 percent of all remaining Trans women subjected to hate motivated violence, Q Center must take moral responsibility for allowing an Ex-Trans organization to hold a conference there. The blood is on Q Center board's hands.


Q Center board of directors and executive director need to hear from you.
4115 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 234-7837
 Info@pdxQcenter.org

Report IRS violation using IRS Form 3949a:  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f3949a.pdf
Report to Oregon State Attorney General: (971) 673-1880  charitable.activities@doj.state.or.us

New Narratives isn't ex-gay or "TERF" puppet 29.Jul.2014 12:19

propagandabustingmeister

Think for yourself, don't listen to liars.  https://newnarratives2014.wordpress.com/

Ex-Trans is ex-Trans 30.Jul.2014 15:19

QuiddityQ

So should Q Center also allow Restored Hope Network to have an event there as long as it's only ONCE? Maybe Q Center also should order a cake from Sweet Cakes by Mellissa only ONCE. If you participate in anti-Trans terrorism ONCE you are also a terrorist. By mortality rate alone Trans women count as the MOST ENDANGERED population who are subjected to systemic Genocide right in the United States with tacit approval of the Government. TERF want "ex-Trans" "detransitioners" to build their cases against Trans folks as much as Christians want "ex-gay" to legitimate their homophobic hate and political agenda to outlaw homosexuality. TERF leaders such as Janis Raymond, Shiela Jefferies, Cathy Buck Brennen, Elizabeth Hungerford et al support Republican political platform to make Trans people existence a crime. As long as "ex-Trans" voices are used as convenient propaganda against Trans women then these unfortunate, self-hating TERF puppets are doing the bidding of the TERF Agenda.

There is no such thing as ex-Trans, and there is no such thing as ex-gay. That's an agreed upon scientific truth. In California legislature recently made it a crime to de-gay or de-trans oneself. Oregon should also follow and make ex-Trans detransition illegal.

Why is Q Center not in solidarity with Trans and Gender Non Conforming folks, maybe because they are owned by white Gay Male special interest and they want their "trannies" confined in the four walls of Embers and Darcelle's.

did you read the link you posted? 31.Jul.2014 11:05

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From  http://snowflakeespecial.tumblr.com/post/93098339338:


"We had booked the Q Center in Portland for the event, but we kept things pretty vague with them in advance of the meeting, in case their vision of trans politics conflicted with ours. We were careful with our screening of potential attendees, and kept the location secret until a few days before the event."

Told you so 02.Aug.2014 16:52

Liberator Joe's

OP writes:
"We at P.A.T.S.A.T. exposes New Narratives for all what it is. It is a TERF sockpuppet organization to give legitimacy to TERF ideology, which is directly responsible for hate crimes against Trans and Gender Non Conforming folks. Straight from the colonizers' play book in world history, NN is a TERF-appointed "approved Transgender authority" who would only obediently parrot every single TERF piece of propaganda. Therefore TERF can say, "look, here's Trans people agreeing with us!" Thus their opposition will be silenced. New Narratives is the convenient "house tranny" of TERF aggression against Trans women! Don't be deceived!"

Surely enough, Michigan Womyn's (sic) Music Fest owner Lisa Vogel yesterday issued a communique which in part reads:

"We believe that the statements calling for the boycott of the MWMF neither speak for all transgender womyn nor include all of their voices, many of whom are silenced or ignored with regard to their support of the Festival's intention of womyn-born-female space, for example, the New Narratives Conference held in Portland, Oregon this Spring.  http://newnarratives2014.wordpress.com/"

(full text:  https://www.facebook.com/michfest/posts/10152546989424831 )

The anti-gay far right extremists such as Exodus International and Focus On The Family have long exploited the voices of "ex-gays" such as John Paulk (now ex-ex-gay) and their organizations such as PFOX to push their political agenda of eradicating any legal protection and equality for gays and lesbians. The presence of voices such as New Narratives only allows Radical Feminists to colonize the narratives of "ex-transgender" such as "Heath Atom Russell" to delegitimize and erase the existence of trans people. New Narratives, willingly or not, is now a tool of anti-transgender lobby groups. Expect this to continue. Members of New Narratives are entitled to their own opinions and freedom to choose their lifestyle. But they are very irresponsible by allowing themselves to become puppets of anti-transgender activists.