Protesting Educating and Opening Hearts at Q Cinema TO$WK Saturday Edition

Today, we transgender advocates and allies, sisters and brothers gathered together at Q Cinema in Fort Worth. It was HOT but our message was even hotter. We were there protest and Educate about “Ticked Off Tra**nies With Knives”

We needed to help the patrons of Q Cinema to understand how damaging this movie is to the transgender community and instill in them a intimate experience in 30 seconds of being in close emotional contact with a transgender person.

We wanted to make this experience real and for the moments before they entered the building one that they would always remember as the most powerful, meaningful moment when asked by anyone, well how was it? (comments heard often from patrons “They said there would be awful protesters outside but you people are so nice”)

Many were so unbelievable sensitive and receptive to our concerns when after the protest, the police commented to me on how peaceful the protesters were I told her “It was peaceful thanks to the patrons, they were so nice.”

This held true for most, save the few transgender woman that entered the building. I was abused by some with divisive name calling and even one telling me to “SHUT UP”!

That energized me like a thousand volt shock sending me parading again down the side walk laughing because every protest I have ever participated I was never told to “SHUT UP”. Well ladies I didn’t and will not acquiescent to your demand.

Future protesters of TO$WK. Contact your local police department and ask them to define the laws that govern public gatherings.

In Fort Worth Texas you do not need a permit and you are within your rights to protest as long as you stay on public property and do not impede the public or block entrances or exists to buildings. Vital to know!

When we arrived in front of the building a Q Cinema attendant officially tried to tell us where we could protest at, which was a building down from the front of there building.

After he finished, I looked him in the eye and told him “Thanks for your input but we will be protesting directly anywhere we want to as long as we do not violate any laws mentioned above. He became extremly agitated and told us he was going to call the police.

Imagine his response when he saw me drawing ghost outlines with chalk on the sidewalks! He was livid and told me to stop, that I was defacing public property, was going to get arrested, well I kept on drawing.

The police just looked on and the little man scurried back inside his building.

After the protest and Q Cinema was only able to fill 3/4 of their seats a theater representative invited everyone to see the movie FREE OF CHARGE! I was not present at for that invitation probably by design because it was made in a attempt to subvert and humiliate should everyone accept.

NOT ONE SOUL ACCEPTED. They told him if it comes on TV I still would not watch this horrendous movie.

We owned the day. The message is ours. The protest was a fantastic success.

We will be back Sunday,

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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4 Responses to Protesting Educating and Opening Hearts at Q Cinema TO$WK Saturday Edition

  1. Jessica June 6, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Sounds like it was a great protest, Kelli!

  2. Winwin June 6, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    I told P (i won’t use her name) to shut up, not you honey. Another nice manipulation. Would you like to add your condescending waves and hovering about me like a gadfly? How about the fact that P was maybe three inches from my face while emotionally “protesting”. I could smell her breath and feel it on my face. Not appropriate of her at all, so I told her to shut up. How about the fact that two of your protesters ended up at the party afterwards dancing with us, sans protest??? Yeah. Honey, your twisting of the truth is terrible. Whatever makes you feel more viable.
    Oh ya. And the theatre was packed. And full of cheering, thrilled people. Effective protest, huh?

  3. Brian June 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I’m glad you can convence yourself of all this. You are so deranged and you still misguide everyone you speak to or pubicly rant aloud on many parts of this movie that are SO INCORRECT!

    You are a negative soul and have nothing good to say about anything including the transgender community!



    You probably wont post this because you dont like anyone to call you out and to correct you on anything! All in a perfect delusional spotlight in your favor~!

    Peaceful? You were yellin’ so much out there – so HOT? I think not!

  4. Kelli Anne Busey June 6, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I’m sitting directly across from “P” in Bulies having lunch right now reading your comment. “P” is telling me she “does not know how you are and she did not get into anyone’s face”.
    I will vouch for “P” not getting in anyone’s face, thats not her.

    When I turned around and walked away from you, you yelled “Why don’t you just shut up”. Why would you yell that at someone who you agree with that’s sanding inches away from you face?

    Your Friend “M” told me the reason she was defending TO$WK was because she a victim of a hate crime and thinking about physical violence against her attacker made her feel better. She told me that she approved that the transgender victims killed there attackers.

    I explained to her that violence solves nothing and in frustration she yelled at my back Kelli you are nothing but a big joke” as I walked away.

    No one got into anyone’s grill WinWin. My pastor or the federal mediation agent would have surly corrected me.

    This is the truth WinWin.