[TRIGGER WARNING: TRANSMISOGYNY, MISGENDERING]
Yes, President Obama supports same-sex marriage and yes, he's given some moving speeches about the importance of marriage equality. But that doesn't mean he's up for listening to every letter in the LGBT acronym.
An undocumented trans woman of color interrupted one of Obama's speeches about marriage equality to raise questions about the horrific treatment of undocumented trans women who are held in male detention centers. His response was to say "Listen, you’re in my house." Meaning she wasn't allowed to interrupt him to speak to him about the problem there in spite of the fact that this would be her only chance.
I really don't care if "heckling" is "rude" or whatever. The rights of trans women to not be subjected to horrific abuse is more important that politeness, okay?
And yeah, then security threw her out.
Obama's reply to a trans woman proves LGBT advocacy stops at gay marriage
By transgender US immigrant Meredith Talusan. Very important.
This is why we need to keep fighting.