Transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney said in a TikTok video that he believes it should be “illegal” for journalists to misgender him.
In an Oct. 2022 TikTok video that resurfaced this week, Mulvaney complains to his followers that misgendering is protected by “freedom of speech and opinions” but is basically “bullying.”
“I understand freedom of speech and opinions. But when someone writes that I’m a child predator solely based on the fact that I’m a trans woman. Well, that that’s just bullying,” Mulvaney said.
“Or even worse, in my opinion, are like the articles written about me using key pronouns and calling me a man over and over again. And I feel like that should be illegal. I don’t know. That’s that’s just bad journalism.”
Mulvaney continued to lament that he had critics of his progressive lifestyle. At the time, Mulvaney was less active on social media, due to “having an especially rough month dealing with haters” and “adult bullies.”
Mulvaney has made headlines recently after the transgender activist partnership with Bud Light sparked backlash in right wing circles. The company that produces Bud Light, Anhesuer-Busch, has been pressured by transgender advocacy groups to reaffirm its support of Mulvaney in wake of the right-wing criticism.
This week a senior vice president at The Human Rights Campaign, Jay Brown, addressed a letter to the head of Anheuser-Busch’s human resources demanding Anheuser-Busch not back down from their LGBT pandering. The Human Rights Campaign is the largest LGBTQ civil rights group in the US.
“In this moment, it is absolutely critical for Anheuser-Busch to stand in solidarity with Dylan and the trans community,” Brown’s letter, obtained by The Hill, reads.
“However, when faced with anti-LGBTQ+ and transphobic criticism, Anheuser-Busch’s actions demonstrate a profound lack of fortitude in upholding its values of diversity, equity, and inclusion to employees, customers, shareholders and the LGBTQ+ community.”