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Mother of Transgender preteen announces Move4Maddie from Achille OK

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Friends and supporters gathered Tuesday in Achille to express their #Love4Maddie

The mother of 12-year-old Maddie is moving her family from Achille Oklahoma after threats on her transgender daughter’s life were made on the Achille Ok ISD parents Facebook group.

Time reports that for the second time in less than two years, Brandy Rose is planning to move her family to a new town, saying she no longer feels safe in Achille, Oklahoma because of violent threats against her transgender daughter, Maddie.

The Achille school district shut down for two days this week after adults in a parent Facebook group threatened the 12-year-old for using the girls’ bathroom at school. The incident renewed concerns that had driven the family from Sherman, Texas, where Maddie experienced “horrendous” school bullying after she transitioned. Some students had forced Maddie into the boys’ bathroom and taunted her to commit suicide, Rose said.

The move to Achille in 2017 was supposed to give Maddie a “fresh start.” Now the family is moving again — this time to Houston, seeking “a more open, diverse community for people like my daughter” — as Rose fears for Maddie’s safety in the small town where she became the center of a firestorm this week.
Rose also worries that Maddie’s classmates, most of whom did not know that she was transgender until this controversy erupted, might now begin to bully her.

“I don’t feel safe living here anymore. I can’t drop my daughter off at the movies anymore,” Rose tells TIME. “What if someone recognizes her in the Walmart parking lot? She won’t even sleep in her bed anymore.”


A concerned person from Oklahoma City began a GoFundMe “Move4Maddie” with a goal of $15,000 to help with the cost of a move.

In 48 hours she has raised over $20,000 to help her get a fresh start.


Rose initially avoided sharing details about the threats with Maddie, talking to her generally about staying safe and being aware of her surroundings. But Maddie was taking selfies with her mother’s phone on Saturday, when she discovered screenshots of some of the Facebook posts, in which adults had referred to her as “this thing” and a “half baked maggot,” threatening to “make him a female” with a “good sharp knife.”

“She looked at me and said, ‘Mom, is this what you were talking about? Are these about me?’ And she was mortified. She didn’t understand. She had no idea that people felt that way about her,” Rose says. “I didn’t even know how to have the conversation. I stumbled over my words. It was hard to get them out. I just wanted to hold her while she cried.”

“When she saw the screenshots in my phone, her exact words were, ‘You’ve ruined school for me,’” Rose says. “She didn’t want to go back to school at first.”

Maddie returned to school on Wednesday, when the district reopened after shutting down on Monday and Tuesday amid concerns about protests. As a precaution, more police officers were stationed at the school, and a hall monitor followed Maddie around to make sure there weren’t any problems.

One of the people associated with the threats against Maddie was allegedly threatened at their place of employment. Planet transgender does not condone threats or violence of any kind.

Kelli Buseyhttps://planettransgender.com
Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender
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10 COMMENTS

  1. Loveunderlaw hail satan,
    I just want to let you know I am a parent of a trans child, 100%supportive and am a Christian. We do exist.

  2. Case & point, Hillary won the Popular Vote, yet Mr. Bible @Potus is the President now. See how the law works? Also we all know Sanders had more Democrat votes than Clinton, but in the eyes of the DNC Hillary was the top pick & she stole the nomination from Bernie.

    The “Popular” Vote is not what people think it is…

    It’s happened before: Truman’s defeat of Dewey had hints of Trump-Clinton

    “But when the ballots were counted, Dewey had 189 and Truman 303 electoral votes. Truman won the popular vote, too, with 24.1 million votes to Dewey’s 22 million. Standing on the courthouse steps in his hometown of Independence, Mo., Truman told a crowd of 30,000: “It was not my victory but a victory for the Democratic Party, for the people.”

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-truman-defeats-dewey-1948-flashback-perspec-1113-md-20161111-story.html

  3. A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.

    It’s just why we have the Electoral College, our “vote” is an advisory measure only, it carries no real legal weight. It’s rule of law vs. mob rule.

    The key difference between a democracy and a republic lies in the limits placed on government by the law, which has implications for minority rights. Both forms of government tend to use a representational system — i.e., citizens vote to elect politicians to represent their interests and form the government. In a republic, a constitution or charter of rights protects certain inalienable rights that cannot be taken away by the government, even if it has been elected by a majority of voters. In a “pure democracy,” the majority is not restrained in this way and can impose its will on the minority.

    Most modern nations are democratic republics with a constitution, which can be amended by a popularly elected government. This comparison therefore contrasts the form of government in most countries today with a theoretical construct of a “pure democracy”, mainly to highlight the features of a republic

    https://www.diffen.com/difference/Democracy_vs_Republic

  4. sorry didnt get to finish my thought,

    england could be except they have the house of lords that is hereditary, so its not fully representative or democratic, thus its listing as a parliamentary government.

  5. a republic is a FORM of democracy, not the other way around but yes semantics. technically, england could be considered a republic, they vote in representatives to represent their interests, a true PURE democracy would be every person voting on every issue individually, even the creators of democracy became a republic form because it become too unwieldy as it was

  6. Actually we’re a constitutional republic, with strong democratic overtones:) But yes I agree, they want to
    turn the west & the USA more importantly into a theocracy. That’s the last thing we need IMO, religion & government must be kept separated, they do noke good bedfellows!!!

    Every chance you get you should take these Abrahamic zealots on, push them back into their own space, or they will make the rest of us suffer.

  7. Actually we’re a constitutional repblic, with strong democratic overtones:) But yes I agree, they want to
    turn the west & the USA more importantly into a theocracy. That’s the last thing we need IMO, religion & government must be kept separated, they do noke good bedfellows!!!

    Every chance you get you should take these Abrahamic zealots on, push them back into their own space, or they will make the rest of us suffer.

  8. this is why i have been calling the CSiA (Christian State in America) the american christian taliban, wanting our democracy to become a theocracy.

  9. These are “good” Christians right?! No they’re Abrahamic zealots trying to force the rest of us to live under their failed theocracy. It’s a shame Maddie has to flee the area to stay safe, After what happened to poor Matthew Shepard back in 98, I don’t blame her mother for wanting to leave the area.

    So how is America really? The way things are going we’ll be another Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, etc… America must be a fully secular\meritocratic society for our nation to survive.

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