Alert: radical trans movements after the Nashville massacre

Trans activists called for a "Day of Vengeance." They also seemed to justify the attack by pointing out that "hate has consequences."

After the shooting at a Nashville primary school, concern is growing about radical trans activism. Notably, there was the organization of a Trans Day of Vengeance as well as insinuations that last Monday's massacre was caused by hatred of the trans community. The Trans Resistance Network seemingly tried to justify the massacre in Nashville, saying, "Hate has consequences."

The organization described the assault at The Covenant School as "two tragedies." The first is the loss of three children and three adults. "The second and more complex tragedy is that Aiden or Aubrey Hale, who felt he had no other effective way to be seen than to lash out by taking the lives of others, and by consequence, his own."

The press release from the organization formed to "ensure the survival of gender diverse people and families" also noted that life is more difficult for the trans community due to a "virtual avalanche of anti-trans legislation, and public callouts by Right Wing personalities and political figures for nothing less than the genocidal eradication of trans people from society." They say this in reference to legislation in several states to prevent, among others, sex changes and hormone treatments for minors.

In addition, the group noted that the media should respect the pronouns with which people self-identify. As reported by Voz Media, several progressive media outlets either ignored or apologized for confusing Hale's gender following the Nashville shooting.