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Just found out Fred Rogers was a transphobe.


Posted - May 15, 2023


  • 13269
      May 15, 2023 4:31 PM MDT

  • 33165
    You mean he followed science when he was alive. 
    A biological boy will grow to be a biological man and a biological girl will grow to be a biological woman.  That does not change.  
      May 15, 2023 4:57 PM MDT

  • 7782
    You had to find dirt on him from way back in the 60's with no way to defend himself? How pathetic. This post was edited by Zack at May 16, 2023 7:12 AM MDT
      May 15, 2023 5:19 PM MDT

  • 17503
    Tell someone who cares, would ya!
      May 15, 2023 5:42 PM MDT

  • 845
    The series Misterogers debuted in Canada on October 15, 1962 and on CBC Television in 1966. The US national debut of Misteroger's Neighborhood occurred on February 19, 1968. 

    At that time, the majority of the population was homophobic. I know, I was there. In many places, homosexuality was against the law. Transgender was barely known by the public and the term "gay" was not in common use to refer to homosexual or lesbian folk. 

    With a little research, you could likely find any number of well known people of the sixties, seventies, and even eighties that fed into that phobia. This post was edited by NYAD at May 20, 2023 11:52 PM MDT
      May 15, 2023 6:30 PM MDT

  • 44394
    Thanks for sharing.
      May 15, 2023 7:36 PM MDT