The Tribeca film festival chooses to abdicate it’s moral responsibility by ignoring AP and Glaad media guidelines and proceeds with premiering ‘Ticked Off Trannies With Knives” (TTWK) despite transgender peoples strenuous plea’s that it be removed from their upcoming festival lineup.
Kelli Busey, founder of the Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies was the first to protest and take action against the unaccredited and indiscriminate usage of the word ‘tranny’ by the Dallas Voice in 2009, and was subsequently the first to become acquainted with Israel Luna’s proposed project ‘TTWK’. The trans community at that time upon learning of TTWK clearly stated it’s objection to it’s name and message.
Kelli Busey says “Transgender people, STAND UP for your dignity”. Make a statement today that you are not allowing gender slurs to be used freely without attribution in the press or by movie producers, be they straight OR LGBT.” she elaborates, This is not censorship. It is transgender people claiming our place in society!” She states emphatically, “We have stood shoulder to shoulder with gay and lesbians in outrage when media has defamed them with slurs targeting their sexual preference, DEMAND the same R-E-S-P-E-C-T today from gay movie producer Israel Luna at the Tribeca protest!”
Tribeca protest details
When: Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
Location: Tribeca Cinemas @ 54 Varick Street, NYC
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Media guidelines recommended terminology and definitions of defamatory language PDF Glaad and AP style guide
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The Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies (DTAA) are a Texas based worldwide group of Transgender, Queer, Intersexed, Asexual, Questioning and allied people advocating for Equality in Politics and Religion. DTAA dallastaa.ning.com