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Trans mayor censured by city council for short skirt

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  1. Brian Burton 4 Aug 2009, 6:21pm

    How Hilarious this story is becomming since the first Pink reports! Lets have more please!

  2. Rasmussen’s, gender identity is more gender queer than trans I would of thought.

  3. Christina Engela 4 Aug 2009, 8:20pm

    As a mayor some things are just plain inappropriate when making official and public appearances – not just for transsexual or transgender mayors – but any mayors – and especially those over 60.

  4. i wonder if a cis woman in the same geare would have had the same reaction. pretty hard to test, but id like to know

  5. You mustn’t frighten the horses.

  6. Mihangel apYrs 4 Aug 2009, 10:22pm

    mutton dressed as lamb!! Sorry, what is appropriate for a late middle aged person on in formal situations diffes from what a teenager can wear in the club! It need not have anything to do with transphobia just appropriate taste.

  7. Mihangel apYrs 4 Aug 2009, 10:25pm

    PS He “said: “I am a dude. I am a heterosexual male who appears to be a female.” So “he” is the correct pronoun

  8. Dennis Hambridge 5 Aug 2009, 12:00pm

    It depends really that if a hetro-sexual female is treated in the same way if they wear the same attire and is written down in the rule book so to say. This would determine if theres discrimination or not–There are no laws as far as i am aware in a Democratic Free society that bans an hetro-sexual from wearing the opposite sexes attire

  9. Simon Murphy 5 Aug 2009, 3:11pm

    The mayor was wearing a backless swimsuit and a mini-skirt.

    That seems like inappropriate clothing for an official function regardless of his gender.

    Imagine Boris Johnson turned up to an official function in speedos?

  10. Mihangel apYrs 5 Aug 2009, 10:28pm

    @Simon Murphy

    I feel sick…..

  11. There are lots of fashion tragics! Stu just joined a probably very long list! Me included!

  12. Why say Rasmussen is trans? He isn’t, he simply wanted cleavage and loves cross-dressing.

    This is the kind of situation that causes so much harm to people who really are trans. Our genuine condition becomes submerged in something totally ridiculous and burlesque like this.

    Should “Pink News” not think more carefully before sticking the trans label on every transvestite, cross’dresser and drag queen who comes along?

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