what was the unofficial official statement?

had to track it down! Here’s a link with a letter that was sent to them, and their unofficial official response that they seem to be sending to everyone who writes in with concerns about this guy and his history of racism. (There have been, uh, lots of people to raise issues with this guy. Surprise.)

EDIT: fixed the link, sorry about that.

Hey, firstly, I hope the precedings on your "deformation" lawsuit aren't too taxing. Secondly, thanks for picking up this cause (I use that word loosely and for lack of a better one). Contacting PTHC is so frustrating because they respond with that automated shit or mass emails. Please keep contacting them if you have the time. Also, have you seen the unofficial "official committee statement" that a conference organizer posted?

yeah, I saw it. I sent them a very nicely worded, passionate-but-not-too-ragey e-mail about the whole thing and how it Reflects Poorly On Them As Organizers, etc. 

Annnnyway, e-mails and a few tagged tumblr posts are really the least I can do here, really. (and anyone else who wants to contact them, they’re the Philly Trans Health Conference - just google ‘em, their contact info is on their webpage. Maybe mention how they’re not being very well represented by a guy who runs a blog titled with a racial slur that posts pictures of genocide as “inspiration”.)

And MAN the “deformation” thing is just never going to not be funny.

I’m just… really unimpressed with YET ANOTHER WHITE GUY who is trying to build himself a reputation and career as an “activist” and “representative of the trans and queer communities” - cashing ALLLLL the fuck in on radikewl politics and social justice language/culture - while simultaneously trampling all over other marginalized people. Not impressed at all. Fuck it.

welp.

welp.

annadowdall:

internment camp for gypsies, Third Reich

omfg you put this up on a blog that’s supposed to be about  “celebrating beauty” and freedom of spirit and all that shit, alongside  pictures of woodstock and white kids in dreadlocks and that awful kate  moss photoshoot, that’s called “Hippies and G*psies”, WHAT THE FUCK IS  WRONG WITH YOU, RYAN CASSATA
THIS IS A FUCKING INTERNMENT CAMP
THIS IS DOCUMENTATION OF GENOCIDE
THIS IS NOT CHARMING
THIS IS NOT ROMANTIC
THIS IS ETHNIC CLEANSING
HOW FUCKING DARE YOU
I CAN’T EVEN
NOT CAPSLOCK
AKSDJKALSJDLKASJDKLSAJDLKJSIOFJHDSILFCXKJ WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU JUST SERIOUSLY WHAT IS YOUR FUCKING PROBLEM

annadowdall:

internment camp for gypsies, Third Reich

omfg you put this up on a blog that’s supposed to be about “celebrating beauty” and freedom of spirit and all that shit, alongside pictures of woodstock and white kids in dreadlocks and that awful kate moss photoshoot, that’s called “Hippies and G*psies”, WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU, RYAN CASSATA

THIS IS A FUCKING INTERNMENT CAMP

THIS IS DOCUMENTATION OF GENOCIDE

THIS IS NOT CHARMING

THIS IS NOT ROMANTIC

THIS IS ETHNIC CLEANSING

HOW FUCKING DARE YOU

I CAN’T EVEN

NOT CAPSLOCK

AKSDJKALSJDLKASJDKLSAJDLKJSIOFJHDSILFCXKJ WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU JUST SERIOUSLY WHAT IS YOUR FUCKING PROBLEM

solemnhypnotik:

split-the-coast:

Black privilege.
Black privilege.
BLACK PRIVILEGE.
Please go here and let the Philly Trans Health organizers know that Ryan Cassata should not and cannot represent the trans masculine community.

This sort of thinking is way too common. Ugh. So horribly upsetting.

also he uses racist slurs against Walking People and has a whole blog that’s full of offensive “g*psy” stereotyping.

solemnhypnotik:

split-the-coast:

Black privilege.

Black privilege.

BLACK PRIVILEGE.

Please go here and let the Philly Trans Health organizers know that Ryan Cassata should not and cannot represent the trans masculine community.

This sort of thinking is way too common. Ugh. So horribly upsetting.

also he uses racist slurs against Walking People and has a whole blog that’s full of offensive “g*psy” stereotyping.

A message from Anonymous
You have been reported for making a false quote against Ryan Cassata. This is considered slander and deformation of character and is illegal in the United States.

lol okay good luck with that, then

pretty sure it’s not slander (let alone “deformation of character” lololol forever) if it’s, you know… true. Ryan Cassata claims to not abuse his white privilege while running a blog that is titled with a racial slur. That’s not slander, it’s, you know, public record.

Shorter Ryan Cassata:

"I don’t abuse my white privilege! I can’t help being white and anyway I’m TRANS! By the way check out my other blog which is all about boho/’free spirits’, which I have titled Hippies And G*psies"

this guy is the actual worst.