February 7, 2015 3:00 pm -

“Come out already” is the message, and don’t make it about money or a television show.

Zoey Tur, a leader in the L.A. transgender community, tells TMZ Live there’s a lot of anger because they have no real role models now and here is a world class athlete who could literally save lives by way of example but is now deep in the TV game, exploiting the announcement.

Tur, formerly famed CBS helicopter pilot Bob Tur who shot the Reginald Denny beating, says, “This is a civil rights battle. This is not about selling TV shows.”

Tur says the suicide rate for transgenders is enormous — 6 times the national average, yet Bruce is angling to roll his announcement out on season 10 of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and then on his own docuseries.

Zoey says simply, “How much money do you need?”

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

3 responses to Transgenders Upset At Bruce Jenner

  1. StoneyCurtisll February 7th, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    You think it is hard for Bruce?..
    Try walking in this guys shoes..

  2. burqa February 7th, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Sorry Mr/Ms. Tur, but you don’t get to decide for someone else. That’s being presumptuous and you don’t have the right to impose like that. Leave him alone.

  3. tracey marie February 7th, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    If by doing a show he makes money and reatains and gains fans that see him and all transgenders as humans…is that not the ultimate goal?