Monica Roberts

I'm Joining The NCTE Board

Filed By Monica Roberts | April 01, 2010 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: April Fool's, joke post, Monica Roberts, National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, transgender

I have an announcement to make that is probably going to come as a shock to people who have known me for a while.

NCTE loho.jpgIt's also going to come as a surprise to those individuals in the trans community who are aware of the long negative history I have had with the founder and executive director of this organization.

But for the sake of the transgender community, I'm putting that animosity aside to announce that I've been invited to join the board of the National Center For Transgender Equality and will be accepting the invitation to do so.

You know how I've been a big advocate of the 'we need to be in it to win it' school of activism, and frankly, it's time for me to join an organization that has those connections to the inside the Beltway power peeps.

It's all about doing what I can do to help advance the cause of transpeeps of color, and this is one way of doing so.

My term on the board will start immediately, and I'm looking forward to working with the NCTE team and getting our remaining transgender legislative crown jewels passed.

Oh yeah, one other thing before I end this announcement and you start sending me mail in the comments section.

Check today's date.

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I think it's a wonderful idea. You should have done it a year ago. But I'm worried because I just read where they offered a seat to Rush Limbaugh too.

I hate to ask, but can someone explain the joke to me?

Clearly the author has issues with the NCTE. It would be out of character for her to join the board of this organization, therein lies the 'joke.' ;)

I think that we should all join the board together.

So Monica, be careful that you are not accused of using them for tokenism as your token Gay INC connection just to gain a little bit of validity.
Or maybe you are right and we should have a token organization... maybe I should email Buffalo Joe S. over at HRCnGLtfaad and join up.

The chances of me actually getting an invite to join the NCTE board are as likely as the LA Clippers winning three consecutive NBA titles.

Nit the right color and too outspoken for membership.

I know! I was joking around about you making them your token.
But there is a serious side of the issue though it is presented as a joke.
I say that we do a hostile take over of HRC and shut it down.
You do know that HRC is the new code word for 'straight acting' right?

Oh My Monica! Here I thought you were going to replace Joe as president over at HRC?

HRC doesn't want me either because I actually believe in PASSING legislation that covers the entire GLBT rainbow.