The Tenacious Unicorn Ranch in the luminous shadows of the Wet Mountains and Sangre de Cristos is home to a hundred or so Alpaca’s and the transgender community that cares for them. It is an unusual situation so far from humanity. Even so, having weapons to protect themselves seems unusual to the reporter from CBS 9 News.
Tenacious Unicorn Ranch is spinning quite a Yarn for all of trans kind.
A transgender person isn’t normally associated with weapons.
In early February, a deputy showed up to the Tenacious Unicorn Ranch to investigate an anonymous tip that they were abusing their alpaca.
“We get harassed pretty regularly,” Logue said.
The complaint was unfounded and Byerly said he wouldn’t be surprised if someone called trying to make their lives more difficult because of a High Country News article that “left a poor taste in most of the county’s mouth.”
“That’s not how you make friends,” said Byerly over the phone, referencing the article’s discussion about growing fascism in Custer County.
Although the unicorns feel there are fascist people within the county, they call the general community “amazing.”
“We have met people that it would blow your mind how kind,” said Logue. “I’m tearing up, just amazing people that’s all.”
The same goes for many of us in the transgender community across the country. We have seen the rise of fascism in our own communities. Many, like myself, have critters, live alone, and carry a sidearm much like the ones Unicorns from Colorado carry.