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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 08:08 PM
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Transgender MP in toilet fracas (the Berlusconi people in Italy)
Leave it to a rightwinger MP to feel offended about the presence of a LGBT person near her! Thankfully Italian communists don't suffer from this type of bigotry.

Transgender MP in toilet fracas

Saturday, 28 October 2006, 16:46 GMT 17:46 UK



Ms Luxuria is Italy's
first transgender MP

An Italian opposition MP and former showgirl has expressed outrage after meeting a transgender colleague in the parliament's ladies' toilets.

Elisabetta Gardini, spokeswoman for former PM Silvio Berlusconi's party, said she felt ill after the encounter during a break in Friday's session.

The incident led to heated debate about which toilet the transgender MP, known as Vladimir Luxuria, could use.

Ms Luxuria says she has been using ladies' toilets for years.

Using the men's would have created even bigger problems, she said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6094782.stm
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:20 PM
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1. A pornstar MP in the '80s & now a transgender MP. Bravo Italy!
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:21 PM
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2. Using the men's would have created even bigger problems..."Oh, sorry, force of habit."
THAT would have produced some startled looks.

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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 08:08 AM
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5. The problem with some people is that LGBTs live among us!
It seems like a lot of politics comes down to peoples right to be who they are and to be treated with respect. Ms. Luxuria didn't DO anything to the horrified Berlusconi supporter other than exist in her world for a moment.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:23 PM
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3. Okay..answer me this..
I am a 57 year old woman who has NEVER seen a "private part" of ANY woman I have ever "encountered" in a ladies room..
:shrug:

Ladies rooms have PRIVATE stalls..

How would anyone be "offended"?


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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:27 PM
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4. Because rightwingers are offended about any LGBTs in their presence
European restrooms are as private as ours, so like you, I can't see where this woman found anything to be offensive. Notice that she said she got ill. Typical rightwing histrionics!
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