This is a followup to my post "Speak Out" from several week ago. I found this at Daily Freeman Opinion. Whenever we see cartoons, articles and news like this, we need to speak out. Your voice counts. I applaud Victoria Read for speaking out. Let's call thing to be what they are - Hate is not funny.
LETTER: Editorial cartoon was hateful, insulting to transgender personsDear Editor,
The cartoon published at the top of the April 25, 2016, Opinion page was both offensive and insensitive. You owe an apology to all of your readers, particularly members of the transgender community.
The transgender community is targeted by bigots, threatened with physical abuse (often carried out), as well as frequent verbal and emotional abuse. Transgender citizens often live in fear due to these ongoing threats to their safety. This sort of cartoon only serves to perpetuate the worst sort of stereotypes and is simply hateful.
I am quite disappointed, as I would expect better from this newspaper than this kind of insulting cartoon.
West Shokan, N.Y