LGBT community members, bloggers, activists and national advocacy groups are responding to what they say is anti-trans bias by David Letterman.

In a skit on his show, Letterman begins speaking about Obama’s transgender Commerce Department appointee, Amanda Simpson. He is interrupted by a staff member who expresses shock: “Oh my God! Amanda used to be a dude?!” Video below…

So, what is your say? Transphobic? Anti-trans? Insensitive? Or, was it just plain old humor? Let us know in the comments section below…

(More at Pam’s House Blend, and a letter from HRC)

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.

One reply on “Anti-trans? Transphobic? Community responds to David Letterman”

  1. as usual the glbt community is making a damn mountain out of a ant hill.. then again that not very shocking is it.. since we are so discrimininate against right, I mean everything that happens to us is simply because of our sexuality? right..

    There was nothing wrong with this clip at all. then again i see why the glaad and hrc is calling our letterman, their funds must be low$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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