THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The trans woman in the Libra commercial is actor Sandee Crack who is a gay man who also dresses in drag as a performer. He does not consider himself transgender.
“I saw it as a great opportunity to participate in a positive step toward acceptance for drag queens and gay men among the wider community. . . .
I never felt for one moment that I would be depicted as a trans woman, nor do I believe that I have been. . . .
Unfortunately, a small portion of the trans community has chosen to view the ad as a personal attack on their fight to be viewed as equal women within society. . . .
. . . I feel hurt that representing myself as a drag queen on television and playing out a commonplace scenario in my life has lead to a clear “dragphobia” among some transgender individuals who wish to pull the plug on something that reflects true honesty about the life of a drag queen. A drag queen is a man in women’s clothing, and if that offends a trans woman, I am afraid I cannot apologise, as by doing so, I would be apologising for being me.”
My previous post on the Libra Tampon ad: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/photos-transgender-character-in-libra-tampons-commerical-funny-offensive-transphobic-you-tell-me/
Read the entire article in The Huffington Post: Sandee Crack: Libra Tampon Commercial Reflects Honesty About the Life of a Drag Queen.
Sandee Crack’s website: http://sandeecrack.com/about-sandee/
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