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COMMENT | India Willoughby is “undoing the good” of those that have gone before her

So India Willoughby really has been making tidal waves on social media of late hasn’t she?

I for one will never understand her. She is out there, in full view and as the woman she wishes to be. So what I don’t get is that she berates anyone who doesn’t quite understand her journey. People still don’t quite understand the concept. She refuses to accept Amanda Barrie’s apology for a start.

You see the problem I have is that India, like Caitlyn Jenner, can help the trans community achieve so much more in terms of acceptance. They could become if you wish, martyrs to the cause. They could go down in history in changing perceptions. She has this visual presence on TV that can make people sit up and go “oh, it’s just a person FFS. What’s all the fuss about?”

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Instead, they have chosen to publicly ridicule others within the LGBT+ community. For India, she has taken a swipe at drag saying that it “cheapens” the whole trans thing. Trouble is drag and trans are two very different areas. One is where a man uses dick tape to hide his cock and the other has it removed if they go down the gender reassignment route.

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You sit there screaming at the TV wanting her to “grow the f*** up”. If she can’t handle it and use her presence to educate then she needs to step out of the fire. In my mind, she was a beacon of light for the trans community but I fear she will set it back decades with her pissy behaviour and spite.

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I work in a very male-dominated industry and I’ve come across the odd homophobic slur. To be fair I don’t usually raise an eyebrow and waste a breath on them. I am out and proud and should someone have a problem, I will do my best to show that gay men are just men who happen to love men. We don’t actually do anything different in our day to day working lives than our straight counterparts.

Now as a gay man with an open upbringing I am of the “live and let live” view. If it doesn’t affect me (and when you think about it there isn’t much that affects any of us really) then I’m not going to lose what valuable time I have being alive wasting it on something I don’t really mind.

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India is turning into a self-righteous idiot who is actually undoing any good that those who have gone before her have fought for. So just what is India’s problem?

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Come to think of it, WHAT is her problem?

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