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For Defending Discrimination of Homeless Transgender People, Ben Carson's Fearmongering Called 'Deeply Alarming'


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For Defending Discrimination of Homeless Transgender People, Ben Carson's Fearmongering Called 'Deeply Alarming'

Julia Conley, staff writer

LGBTQ rights groups slammed Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson on Wednesday for resorting to "fearmongering" tactics to defend the removal of anti-discrimination materials regarding transgender people from his agency's website.

In a House subcommittee hearing this week, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) asked Carson why information meant to prevent mistreatment of transgender Americans in homeless shelters was removed from HUD's website last summer.

"Over nine months later, these valuable resources are still missing from the website," said Quigley.


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This man performing brain surgery, what a frightening prospect.


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djt=only the best people…oh to be part of their “special” club.

We wonder what causes school shootings, torch carrying wacko’s and other weirdnesses. It is because of the lack of inclusion, people being marginalized into non-existence. In today’s world, if you aren’t rich you cannot be part of their club. This equates to 99% of us.


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I wonder if transgendered people delivered and set up Dr. Carson’s new $33K dining table, he’d feel uncomfortable in his home?
Showering in a building with Ben’s wife nearby would make me feel uncomfortable. Does she even have an anatomy?


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I think Trump and Carson are in a contest to see which one can lie or deceive the best. It seems like a toss up. Both of them are pathetic creatures who should not be allowed with 10 miles of any government agency.


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maybe he performed the lobotomy on Trump.


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I think he is an idiot savant–bright about brain anatomy, incredibly, pathetically and alarmingly imbecilic about everything else on the planet. Darwin’s Blade did not perform its duty there, for sure.


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Being transgender is still one of the most difficult roads regarding sexual minorities. You will find transgender people at homeless shelters likely nationwide, and situations run from some acceptance to dangerous very brief stays. I am pretty sure most heterosexuals have very little understanding still. If you are gay, and had to go through any period like that in your life it rings true. When I came out in Lost Angeles in the late 70’s at age 19 it was relatively easy-I lived in the less expensive area of West Hollywood and had supportive UCLA film student room mates, two of whom were gay. I was also very male identified, had blue collar work, and “passed” without trying.
But a mile away on Hollywood Blvd. nearly daily I saw the thousands of kids who come to LA all the time with no place to be. Some were transgender. They were then on the lowest rung of the social hierarchy and prostitution was about the only means of survival open to them.
Yes, this was decades ago, but in many ways times have not changed. These humans are still treated like subhumans if they are not exceedingly careful where they go.
When I look at an individual like Mike Pence I have really bad thoughts-his trip is pure sadism.
I would wish for him and his kind to learn better, but I know they won’t. He is pure evil, and that’s not an overstatement.


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You can walk the bigoted BS backwards. Just because the man is African American doesn’t mean his incompetence can’t be pointed out.


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Ben Carson is a goddamn disgrace but par for the extremist bigoted trump course! An apparently ignorant token, with zero background or qualifications for the role he was chosen to play. A role like others from minority groups, who allow themselves to be used, trotted-out on stage during political events to give the appearance that a party or candidate actually gives a shite about anything more than big-money, further destruction of “The Commons”, and extremist vulture capitalism!

Carson is especially symbolic, although in the odious trump regime it’s hard to point to one cabinet member who is more vile and revolting than another…you however, given your comments, would fit right in…