Published On: Fri, Jun 10th, 2016

Gay Rights, ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ activist Miriam Ben-Shalom cut from gay pride parade for opposition to transgender bathroom movement

Miriam Ben-Shalom served in the Israeli armed forces before returning to the United States and joining the U.S. Army and was viewed as an icon for the  repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Fast forward to 2016 and the lesbian activist has been uninvited for a Wisconsin gay pride parade because she supports privacy in women’s restrooms, showers etc…, essentially opposing the transgender movement.

Ben-Shalom reportedly did not write anything about the national controversy over biological men using facilities intended for women, biological males who identify as women reported that she reposted items indicating that she supported separate facilities based on biology.

photo/Twitter Burger King

photo/Twitter Burger King

“It was brought to our attention that your Facebook page contains a number of posts asserting that transwomen are a danger to young girls in public bathrooms and locker rooms,” the Milwaukee Pride Parade Board of Directors wrote to her in April. “We cannot have a Grand Marshal who has publically and repeatedly denigrated transwomen.”

She responded, addressing her letter “To you bunch of Moral reprobates – so cowardly you can’t even post a name.”

She affirmed that she does, in fact, believe that “women born of women have the right to safe spaces of their own.”

“I see that Milwaukee Pride cares more about men than it does about women’s safety,” she said, concluding by saying, “You are no better than the Army.”

She founded Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Veterans of America (GLBVA) and chained herself to the White House fence on more than one occasion to protest the armed services’ ban on open homosexuals serving in the military.

Ben-Shalom self-describes as a penis exclusionary radical feminist (PERF) who believes “gender roles ought to be abolished,” because they are based on “binary stereotypes which are artificial and not biological.”

The Milwaukee gay pride parade is scheduled for this weekend, June 12.

photo John Hain

photo John Hain

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  1. Normandy says:

    and shes jewish-a bigoted minority is especially grotesque

  2. Normandy says:

    good! we don’t need self hating bigots in our parades

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