I have more screenshots but yeah, the guild Our Sanctuary [LGBT] on the Tarnished Coast server of Guild Wars 2 is run by a bunch of transmisogynists and I highly recommend that any trans woman thinking about joining stay as far away from this guild as humanly possible.
I have never ever heard anything but consistent confirmation that [LGBT] is a transmisogynistic trash heap, but seeing the proof is even more blood-boiling.
"and this isn’t a forum to advance trans rights"
YOUR GUILD TAG IS [LGBT]
I really wish I had heard about their reputation before hand.
For the past several weeks all I have been seeing in guild chat is
Cis person: *uses a slur*
Trans girl: Hi, could you please not use that, it’s offensive because of XYZ, thank you.
Cis person: It’s not offensive to me so you need to get over it.
It’s also all hilarious to me because one of the officers, Trixxie Virtuoso is DMAB genderqueer and was one of the main people telling trans girls to shut up.
The guild leader Merlot also said some very anti-Muslim things in guild chat after a random with an Arabic character name led us on a wild goose chase during a Guild Bounty. My ass should’ve clued in and left then :\
And here’s the remaining three screenshots I took:
I’d like to shed some light here, we are in no way a transphobic guild, Merlot is NOT a guild leader, I am, he was an officer who has since been removed from the guild. I was asking the guild as an entirety to be quiet as it was simply turning into a mass of slurs and shouting, which is not what we wanted, we wanted a civil discussion to get to the routes of what transphobia may be lingering in the guild and it got admittedly, very bad. Oldsmeller was also removed from the guild this morning. We are not a “Transmisognistic heap”, and we do our best to make everyone feel welcome in the guild. I myself got given the guild when all the other leaders left about a year and three quarters ago in order to put things into some kind of order and create a safe zone for people of all groups, I was essentially told “Here you go, have fun.”. I’m no perfect human being, I will make mistakes from time to time, and what happened in the guild lastnight was a rare occurence of when topics get out of hand. We want nothing but the best for our members, which is why I work my hardest trying to provide that as best I can.It sickens me what happened lastnight, it truly does, Trans folk outside the guild are sick to see it so it makes me wonder what folk INSIDE the guild feel like. I don’t claim that “Our Sanctuary” is a picture-esque place, but, I want it to be. It seems that the conversations after this were left off, when things became civil and a LOT of the issues were sorted out. I’d like to take the chance to apologise for what happened lastnight, to those who were/felt attacked, harmed in any way, or uncomfortable by the display, I also want to reassure those still with us that this kind of behaviour is not acceptable in the community, and those who did it have been removed from the guild. I won’t lie, i’m not the most informed individual about trans matters, i’m probably not even the best person to lead the guild, but I’m trying my best to make it a safe place for EVERYONE. After last night I’ve found that a lot of instances where individual were made to feel unsafe were at hours where there was little to no guild officer activity, usually late at night, to which we will be trying to adjust our hours to better suit the needs of our members, especially those in the “T” minority that make up our guild. We’ll also be looking at adjusting our rules and guidelines to make it very obvious for those joining the guild that this kind of behaviour is not welcome in any way/shape/form. I can admit that at times I tend to take a very neutral stance on matters as not to appear one sided, but I don’t think that I’m going to be able to do that much more considering the activity that is beginning to become present in my guild. After lastnight, I felt like I’d honestly let down a large part of my community by being unable to settle matters quicker, but I’m hoping that in the coming weeks and months we will be able to make things a lot better for individuals within our guild.
I want to apologise again for what happened lastnight, and I’m going to keep hammering it in; This kind of behaviour is NOT accepted within Our Sanctuary, and those who try to perpetuate such needless hate and hurt will be removed from the environment.
If anyone has any concerns or wishes to discuss any issues they have had with this or other instances, PLEASE TELL ME. I’m one person at the end of the day, and I am unable to help if I don’t know what is going on. This is also an open invitation to keep me better informed on issues and well..Anything, that may be happening in the trans community. I don’t wish to have mis-information, I want to know better as to be able to help those in my guild, so feel free to drop me a whisper or mail in-game, or a message on here, and I will try my best to respond. Thank you for reading if you’ve gotten this far, I only hope that I have been able to explain the situation a little better.