Oklahoma LGBT

Oklahoma lawmakers face criticism over an email that seems to warn female pages about the presence of a teenage LGBT group in the Capitol building.

According to the AJC.com, about 70 gay, lesbian and transgender students gathered Monday to discuss LGBT issues with lawmakers at the Oklahoma Capitol.

The group was dismayed to learn that during their visit, a page program supervisor sent an email around the Capitol building warning female pages that “cross-dressers” were in the building. The email informed the bio women that they would have access to a separate, private women's restroom.

Oklahomans for Equality posted a live video on it's Facebook page Monday showing the group marching up to the Speaker of the House's office to demand an explanation. But a staff member said the Speaker was unavailable.

Tense debate continues over transgender bathroom access in states around the country.

  • Anunnaki

    I cant win for losing with these post today...chile... LGBT go sit down somewhere PLEASE

  • RespectSelf

    lol I'm over it. I'm not even religious and this makes me feel like we living in the end times smh. Like seriously!!!! Why is this not considered a mental illness. If you are naturally born a man or a woman then why is it not a form a mental illness to want to be of another gender? I was watching the movie Split and I do not see how this transgender things is not put in the same category of craziness.

  • Anunnaki

    I watched that that movie Dude was batchyt crazy..lol

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    It is a mental illness. They're trying to reclassify it as something else. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/27/health/who-transgender-medical-disorder.html?_r=0

  • Anunnaki

    exactly, cause the ones that passing these laws belong to the LGBTQ party

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No post on Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer saying that Hitler didn't gas anyone like Assad did?

  • MsPam

    These post seem like it's Friday. It's really a SLOW NEWS DAY!

  • Faux Gibbler

    LOL ? this ain't for funny but it is

  • Elevated Soul

    Women need to be warned about the men in wigs and things in the women/girls restrooms.........These rules seem to be only impacting girls/women.Even the most manly acting woman,know what will happen to her if she try to act like she's a man........

  • Nanny

    Speaking of lgbt are we going to discuss Bruce's vagina.

  • stav

    All I want to know is who gave this imbecile his job? He is beyond incompetent!

  • Junkanoo

    Crossdressers? What is this the 1960s? Nothing wrong with being pro active for your community . Good for them organizing and making their voices heard

  • dontgetblocked

    Good job. Please warn me if a bunch of chicks with diks want to invade my workplace woman's bathroom.

  • Taylordanes

    please lets NOT

  • Taylordanes

    SUCH VILE HUMANS

  • Taylordanes

    If you have a weiner STILL use the mens restroom.... IF you have a vag STILL use the womens.... and have some respect for OTHER PEOPLE who aren't... or are not mentally ill in that manner... FOH .... RESPECT OTHERS IF YOU WANT RESPECT....my daughter will NOT be using the toilet with a grown arse man dressed as a women....

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Transsexuals, like gypsies, are notorious thieves.

  • Joi Calloway

    Who cares.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    files rainbow nails with pink nail filer.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    MAN u aint never lied. They will rob you outta house and home, steal your car and offer you a ride in the process.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    How about if your chromosomes differentiate from mine you use the men's restroom...

  • BlackGirls EatGreen

    Teach your children bathroom safety regardless of laws. A rapist/molester is already intent on breaking the law I'm sure most people go to the bathroom to use it. This uproar isn't about being assaulted it's about being annoyed that a "freak" is the bathroom.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yuk....

  • Quitedeliteful

    Even Sandy needs a break from Trump-The-Chump sometimes...

  • KimJongTrill.

    This was low to send out about some children. And anyone defending is just as low down.

  • Just An Observation

    I'm sorry but that's funny and I surely would have split a gut if I saw that email on my computer ? ???. I would have had to run to the restroom.
    WARNING: Cross dressers in the building!!!
    Ooh, so wrong and unprofessional! Chile these people don't give two f$&@$ about hurting feelings anymore.

  • esh

    and isnt that exactly what some of them are "cross dressers": crossing the gender line when dressing. what is the problem.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Chile these people don't give two f$&@$ about hurting feelings anymore.

    BINGO!
    I do not like nor agree with the "new bathroom" push due to safety concerns BUT bottom line, people LACK BASIC MANNERS & ARE PROUD OF IT.

  • RespectSelf

    What is wrong with warning women that boys may be in the restroom with you. This idea that folks have to be respectful of the LGBT community, but they don't have to be respectful of others is silly. Boys are boys. I don't care if they want to identify as girls... facts are that they are boys. It was better to warn women that boys would be in the restroom (meaning that were allowed to go in there) then to have them there and somebody trips out about it.

  • KimJongTrill.

    The problem is how it was delivered, it tactless and tasteless. There is no defense to that.

  • 4RGSpot

    Just rally to have a third bathroom built everywhere so you will have your own bathroom to use. Heteroseccccxuals have rights too and it's not fair to trample on other's rights just to appease yours.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    But building a 3rd or separate bathroom cost money. The costs are deferred to the product markup so hetero people still are paying to appease a group that ultimately is only worried about everyone bending to their own interests...

  • RespectSelf

    I can't see it. I'm sorry! what should have been said then? lol its like everyone has to be educated on the ends and outs of how to address and refer to the LGBT community. Cross dressing is the act of wearing clothes commonly associated with the opposite sex. so what is tactless and tasteless with saying there are cross dressers in the building and that women will be able to use a certain bathroom if need be.

  • KimJongTrill.

    These are not perverted cross dressers, theeee are children who may not be struggling with themselves and tactless moves like that and tactless people who agree with them, like you, don't help their situation. You're more likely to get rape by a heterosexual male in a open space than a transgender teenager in a bathroom. If you're that spooked, you don't need to be using public bathrooms to begin with. No matter how you feel about the issue, the delivery was tacky. Tacky is as tacky does. And unprofessional seeing as these children approached these people working in that building for help of all things only to be embarrassed by tactless, insensitive, immature, and unprofessional adults.

  • RespectSelf

    It's bothersome really!!! I mean that expect folks to know everything about them. How to identify them and how to refer to them.... They want folks to be knock out thousands of years worth of customs just so they can be happy. We have be referring to men as men since the beginning of time. And now its offensive if you naturally refer to a man as man because he would prefer to be a women now. lol....

    The bigger thing is that change takes time... The LGBT community needs to chill with coming for every little thing that is not always meant as an attack on them.

  • 4RGSpot

    I agree but l personally don't want a man acting like a woman in the bathroom with me or young girls. Suppose a phedofile pretends to be a man in a dress and go in there and rape/kill someone's child. Having their own bathroom would alleviate that. They can just build a family bathroom with one toilet and sink like they do at rest areas and put family/unisex but having men wanting to be a woman in a woman's bathroom is out of the question and l would not support that. This is just how I feel.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    "l personally don't want a man acting like a woman in the bathroom with me or young girls."

    I wholeheartedly agree. I have a daughter and son and thing the same. My point was just more so to further point out the selfishness and unreasonableness of the level this has gone to. It's a rough situation ESPECIALLY for biological females and I hate it is affecting you. I just hope there is someone (in power) reasonable enough to stop and say "enough"

  • RespectSelf

    Was the word perverted used to describe them? You saying that "these are not perverted cross dressers) implies that simply referring to them as cross dressers doesn't mean they are perverted... just mean its a boy or girl in opposite sex clothing.

    I feel like folks dig way to deep. that's why I would like to know how it should have been worded. But it seems as though you are saying that there shouldn't have been an email sent to begin with. That folks shouldn't care to give a heads up to women as a common courtesy to them. Are you saying that we should only respect one group of people over the other?

  • KimJongTrill.

    You don't show respect by disrespecting another group of people. Unprofessional, tactless, tasteless. The end.

  • RespectSelf

    So I'm asking how should it have been worded??? This a real question. Because I didn't know that using the words cross dresser was bad. I never thought of it outside of... usually a man dressed in women clothing. So I'm asking what would have been better words choices to use to refer to the boys?

  • Mel

    If I saw an email like that I would seriously start laughing

  • KimJongTrill.

    Let me give you an example of a tasteful "heads up". "Hey, just a memo that we will be hosting a group of lgbqt teens in the building today, pleased don't be alarmed by their presence". Cross dressers is derogatory and was clearly meant to be taken that way. There is no justification because there's 101 other ways this person(s) could've gone about it.

  • RespectSelf

    Well your tasteful message didn't touch on the point of the email. The point of the email was to give women who may have problems with boys being in the bathroom with them an alternative option for restroom use.

    Your email probably would still make folks mad bc it would be similar saying hey there are muslims in the building don't be alarmed lol

    Honestly if the person would have said LGBT instead of "cross dressers" people would be upset because it would suggest that women have a problem sharing the bathroom with gay women too rather than just boys.

  • KimJongTrill.

    You clearly don't understand what LGBT stands for then do you. Ignorance is bliss. The T, is for transgender, and if they don't what that acronym means, they're probably not working in the statehouse anyway. I'm done arguing lol, you can't tell someone something who doesn't want to "know nothing" smh.

  • 4RGSpot

    Totally agree!!!!!

  • 4RGSpot

    Agree!!!!

  • RespectSelf

    I do know what it stands for. So it would have been better for them to replace "cross dressers" with transgenders??? lol I think not.

    See that's the problem I have with the LGBT community.... often times it is not about how a person said something... The problem is that they had the nerve to say something at all.

    Would I personally trip if a transgender was in the bathroom with me, no... But if they have the right to be in there then women should have the right to be notified that they are. Simple as that.

    What is tactless and tasteless is this thing of F your morals, your beliefs, and your lifestyle to accommodate the LGBT morals, beliefs, and lifestyle.

    You saying the delivery was bad but can't provide me with a good way of conveying the same message... Because the problem for folks is that someone gave women an alternative to being in the bathroom with boys. How dare they do that?!?!?! right? It's better for women to build a bridge and get over it... Then it would be for boys to just go to the boys restroom. lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    Maybe we should have three types of bathrooms - one for men, one for women and one for everybody - that way nobody can feel left out...

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    In the 80s, I knew a bunch of trannies. Every last one, was a thieving prostitute; "working roots," as they used to say.

  • Mika

    Well the acronym has grown, it is now:LGBTTQQIAAP--Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transexaul, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Ally, Pansexual. Can you see how out of hand this has gotten? Most of the transgenders are mainly threatening to women, and girls. Most of the transgenders are men who feel like they have a "lady brain", so therefore they think they were born in the wrong body. Due to this politically correct society we live in now, no one wants to be honest, and call it what it truly is---a mental illness because they're afraid of the back lash of hurting somebody's feelings. These biological men are even causing an upset in their own gay community. The transgender males to females want to be recognize as true biological females, even the ones who haven't had the surgery to mutilate their penises, and or not taking synthetic hormones to convert, but insist on society playing pretend with them by calling them, and treating them like they truly have XX chromosomes genetically. Sadly, the "transgender women". have started evading the lesbians spaces, and wanting to engage in sexual relationships with them because they consider themselves "lesbian", although they still have all of their male genitals. This has gone too far, they're even letting them join all female sports activities---sad!! Where are the rights for "real girls and women"?

  • Gotitbutsmh

    I have questions. What restroom were they using before and during the Bush years and before the GOP made this non issue a issue? I'll wait.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    Before and during the Bush years this was a non issue, they were pissing somewhere. Hysteria much?