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LaBarbera Award: PFOX’s Gabriel Espinosa

Jim Burroway

November 7th, 2007

The LaBarbera AwardIt’s been a long time since I gave one of these out. I almost thought I’d have to retire it. What was I thinking?

Another PFOX member is the latest proud recipient of the LaBarbera Award. This time, it goes to Gabriel Espinosa, who is PFOX President Reginna Grigg’s right hand woman and PFOX webmaster.

The Montgomery County (Maryland) Council is considering a new gender identity nondiscrimination bill, which has generated a lot of heated debate. JimK at has published a couple of letters from the far-right fringe in opposition to the proposed measure. The sticking point is over men’s and women’s restrooms — who should be allowed to go into which one. Gabriel joined in with her cahrming little note, reportedly done up in about a 40-point font. Please exuse the French:

Bill 23-07

Allowing men who think they’re women into women’s bathrooms and locker rooms?


Hopefully, it will be one of your daughters who gets raped first!

Sincerely Yours,
Gabriel Espinosa
Furryllama Media Productions

Congratulations to PFOX’s Gabriel Espinosa, today’s LaBarbera Award winner!



Daniel Gonzales
November 7th, 2007 | LINK

Ah, short but sweet.

November 7th, 2007 | LINK

Such lovely language!

Mad John
November 7th, 2007 | LINK

So “men who think they’re women” are going to rape our little girls?

It really takes some force to twist logic that far.

November 7th, 2007 | LINK

Nothing currently keeps a man or woman from entering a bathroom and raping the hell out of whoever is in there. A sign or icon indicating the gender of the bathroom does nothing to prevent a determined rapist from just marching in.

I fail to see how this relates to gender variant people being able to pee in peace.

Emily K
November 7th, 2007 | LINK

Jason is absolutely right. We had a rape occur in the women’s bathroom on the campus of my Alma Mater college.

(and it wasn’t done by someone who was queer.)

Bill Ware
November 8th, 2007 | LINK

I love it when people like Espinosa spout off as they do. Who would want to associate with a nut job like this?

Three cheers for free speech in our country. It makes it much easier to tell the sheep from the goats.

the deal
January 22nd, 2008 | LINK

[this comment has been removed due to unsubstantiated allegations of a personal nature against the subject of this post.]

February 14th, 2008 | LINK

Without social constraint to keep men away from women’s restrooms, it will be more unsafe for women go there. Men don’t pee in the same kind of vases by the way. It’s not about discrimination.

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