Fred Sargeant: Stonewall vet, 74, assaulted by pro-trans mob for holding 'no woman face' sign
BURLINGTON, VERMONT: Fred Sargeant, 74, a gay rights protestor and co-founder of the first Gay Pride Parade in New York City in 1970 claims he was attacked by radical transgender activists over the weekend as he held an anti-woke sign that focused on the elimination of transgenderism. Sargeant showed up at the 39th Burlington Pride Parade in Vermont on Sunday, September 18, holding a sign that read, 'Woman Face' and 'Black Face'.
Sargeant, who even participated in the 1969 Stonewall riots, doesn't believe in the new 'gender ideology movement' and claimed it has "misogyny, homophobia, exclusionary policies and divisiveness." Describing the incident on his Facebook account, Sargeant said, "Mugged at Burlington Pride. So, I went to Pride to protest their misogyny, homophobia, exclusionary policies and divisiveness. I was met by screaming, multiple assaults, ageist comments, shoving, slaps to the back of my head, pouring coffee on me and repeated attempts to steal my signs. Being unsuccessful in their attempts to disrupt my protest and drive me away, the mob pushed me to the ground as the parade ended, further injuring me."
He continued, "They stole or damaged more than $550 worth of my property. This is the sign that the young trans/rainbow brownshirts in dresses went absolutely nuts over." Sargeant talked about the aftermath of the incident with National Review. He said that post attack, he underwent a CT scan, but is now home in central Vermont and "on the mend." on September 18, he posted on his Facebook, "As is typical with a gender identity mob (the Burlington Pride parade), I was assaulted, pushed to the ground, spat upon, and my signs and other property were all stolen. I'm on my way to the ER to get looked at and bandaged."
Fred Sargeant, veteran gay rights protestor gets attacked
Sargeant went on to share several posts and videos of how he was assaulted and even shared clear pictures of an unidentifed woman who physically attacked him. One video that captures the assault was shared on Facebook by the man himself where one onlooker can be heard saying, "What are you doing? You realize you're assaulting him?" as the woman tried to take away Sargeant's poster. The attacker responds, "So, I'm not hurting him."
Sargeant, being a long activist for gay rights, discussed the new policies with National Review. He said, "The concern I have is that the movement that I knew, the gay liberation movement, has metamorphosized into a gender identity movement that is quite misogynistic, homophobic – values that I can’t share. I don’t recognize it any longer. For some reason in society today, while no one would dare go in black face and expect to be taken seriously in the future, drag is celebrated, and I think that’s wrong. I think it’s disrespectful for women." Sargeant is now affiliated with the LGB Alliance which is a gay rights group critical of transgender and queer ideology. The group posted about the even on Twitter saying, "We are appalled by the news that Fred Sargeant - Stonewall veteran and co-founder of Pride - has been beaten and robbed at Burlington Pride, by attendees who take for granted the rights he fought for decades ago."
We are appalled by the news that Fred Sargeant - Stonewall veteran and co-founder of Pride - has been beaten and robbed at Burlington Pride, by attendees who take for granted the rights he fought for decades ago.— LGB Alliance (@ALLIANCELGB) September 19, 2022
We send love and solidarity to Fred and wish him a swift recovery. pic.twitter.com/S0N5GfbJbN