I regret that I have been advised to cancel my scheduled trip to San Francisco to speak at the Unitarian Universalist Forum on Sunday, November 20th due to the existing death threat.
Two plus years ago a lunitic opened fire inside a Unitatian Universalist Fellowship in Tennessee. There were deaths and life threatening injuries. It would be irresponsible on my part to move forward with this engagement and jeapordize other lives.
We believe we know who these threats are coming from and this person has a personal vendetta with me because I am a transgender female who is speaking out publicly against this very same thing. This is another form of bullying filled with prejudice and hate.
At this personal appearance I was representing the San Francisco LGBTQ Speakers Bureau and was planning to speak against bullying within our schools. Each year we have children and teenagers who are choosing to take their own lives rather than face the horrendous abuse of other children who are taught this behavior at home by parents who teach hate of anyone different than what they consider NORMAL.
The Speakers Bureau is dedicated to educating in the school system with the hope that when they learn how damaging this behavior can be it might finally cease. Please support the Speakers Bureau by volunteering or sending a donation to a group of dedicated individuals who receive little funding for this important project. http://sfspeakersbureau.org/
Eventually, when enough caring individuals speak out and laws are created around the world to protect the rights of all humans we may see this behavior cease, regardless our prayer is that bullying and hate crimes will become a thing of the past.
In the future my schedule of appearances will no longer be posted. This was a difficult decision and comes to assure the protection of innocent persons attending.
We will deal with this person once we have a confirmation of identity. Enough is enough.