These are the dirty vile secrets Michfest leaders didnt mention in their kiss-trans-male-ass statement. Their statement leads lesbians to believe these men are our sisters because they once were our brothers, as in gay men. The trans males who've been to Michfeast and who will undoubtedly flock to Michfest 2015 now that they are all invited, are NOT gay men! They are males who get erections from putting on clothing deemed girls/women's, beginning usually with their mothers or sisters. Transition only fuels their sexual highs and gaining entrance (rape?) into girls or women's private spaces is the ultimate in sexual highs for them. These are the trans males Michfest leaders our saying are now our lesbian sisters! I suggest if Michfest leaders feel so strongly about this and comfortable with trans males, they should invite these trans male sisters to stay with them while in Michigan!
Equality Michigan. EM publicly stated to Michfest leaders that they are committed to telling "our communities, festival organizers, festival vendors, and artists" to boycott Michfest "until this policy is modernized". Now post Michfest 2014 which had a nearly all time low attendance (past years 7500 women-now a few thousand) and suddenly Michfest leaders are welcoming men with open arms and open legs! Well your legs, not theirs. Michfest leaders even go so far as to employ scare tactical pressures aimed at attendees to come to Michfest or all the artists who perform there might starve! We are to believe that if an artist doesnt perform a once a year gig at Michfest they will wind up in some gutter somewhere next to the down and outs, drug addicts and winos! What is most disgusting about this scare tactic is it is MOST patriarchal and misogynistic! Women in our every day lives are guilted all day long and this once a year Michfest experience is suppose to be the place we no longer have to feel patriarchal guilt pressures and then here are Michfest leaders doing the very same fucking thing they're telling us to come to them to momentarily suspend!
While I do not agree with the reasons EM petitioned a boycott of Michfest, I most strongly support lesbians boycott all future Michfest festivals! Michfest leaders stressed to attendees (sisters) to be mindful of where your money goes. I urge this as well. And remember next year when contemplating attending Michfest, your money supports:
childhood for a future where dykes will not only NOT be attending Michfest festivals, we will no longer exist period!
I wonder what the 19 year old Lisa Vogel would think of all this.