From CBC News:
UBC student Brooklyn Fink says why she burned the pride flag on campus
Fink, 31, is transsexual and calls the rainbow pride flag an ‘offensive’ and non-inclusive symbol
The University of B.C. student charged with mischief for allegedly burning a rainbow LGBT pride flag at the university last February says she did it to protest what she considers an “offensive” symbol.
Brooklyn Marie Fink, 31, who describes herself as transsexual, talked about the flag burning after her first court appearance in Richmond on Tuesday.
“As a media artist, I intended in burning the flag only to illustrate my displeasure at the university’s failure to come to an agreement on the fact of the flag’s offensiveness.”
And why is the Pride flag so offensive?
“Fink told CBC she does not feel included in the LGBT label — an abbreviation used to cover a range of non-gender-conforming identities, which often stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.”
I’m almost speechless that a trans person doesn’t feel included in LGBT. From what I’ve been seeing, LGBT has nothing to do with lesbians and gays any more, it’s just all about the trans now. What more do they want?
I don’t think lesbians are included in LGBT, actually. Our rights as women are constantly trampled by the sparklequeers who want us to have no boundaries and cater to men’s feelings. It seems as though this person wants to officially kick lesbians and gays out of LGBT. He can go ahead with that, as far as I’m concerned. I haven’t felt like I am a part of LGBT in a long time. They should just go ahead and start spelling it TTTT and be done with it.