Foot in Mouth

Katy Perry: Part-Time “Tranny”, Full-Time Bimbo?

A few months ago, Salcedo was invited to participate in a panel at the White House for HIV & AIDS women and girls awareness day.

“Everything was good, I had my plane ticket, and then got an emergency call saying I wouldn’t be able to get in,” Salcedo says, recalling the Secret Service’s ad hoc denial. “A community that should have been recognized as part of mainstream was not included in the panel, or discussed.”

“Yes, I do have a past, and a history, and they went with that rather than looking at everything that I’ve done in the community.” Unlike Perry, who’s able to flaunt her “tranny’ness” in mainstream media, Salcedo’s work spoke for itself – amongst other accomplishments, Salcedo’s founded Angels of Change, a fundraising mechaimism for transgender adolscent and young adult clients who don’t have insurance at Children’s Hospital.

For her part Perry maintains that “slowly” the “wool” is being removed from her eyes.

Glad you’re on top of that “wool removal,” Katy, and that you’re cultivating the self-awareness to say, “I know I’m not a dummy.”

Tomas Mournian is the author of the novel, Hidden, available at Amazon.com and great online bookstores everywhere.