A radical transgender activist who is fast becoming one of the most recognizable “faces” in the radical movement is allegedly an ex-soldier.
Kayla Dunker, who runs a YouTube site with videos dedicated to explaining Marxism and weapons, posted a video of herself with an assault rifle after the Nashville school shooting.
Police described the Nashville attacker, Audrey Hill, 28, as transgender, and online appeared to refer to herself as “Aiden” — though authorities still referred to Hill as a woman.
Hill’s murder of three nine-year-olds and three staff members at a Christian school she attended — and may have been upset, according to police — sparked a heated debate among the transgender community.
While the attack was condemned by the vast majority, extremist groups and extremists said the shooting was partly a result of oppression of transgender people.
Dunker, based in Colorado and believed to be a former soldier, was among those who immediately posted a highly provocative video online, showing herself brandishing an assault rifle.
Kayla Dunker, believed to be a former soldier, posted this video online after the Nashville school shooting on Monday. The shooting was committed by a transgender person
Dunker doesn’t say anything on TikTok, but she does reload her assault rifle several times, as she stares into the camera.
The clip captioned: “While a call just for trans people to ‘arm ourselves’ isn’t any kind of solution to the genocide we’re facing, I want to say that if trans people try to come for me…”
Her comment was shortened in photos shared online.
Since then, Dunker has made most of her social media accounts private.
One account that is still open to the public is her YouTube page, which she launched in 2016.
Her first video, posted four years ago, was a 10-minute segment called “Reforming Communism”.
She then uploaded an eight-part series on Marxism, as well as a three-part BBC documentary on the German philosopher.
Dunker’s latest videos are all about guns.
In March 2021, I posted a video of a man who appears to be named Adam discussing weapons, titled: “High Power Rifles and Why the AR-15 Isn’t One.”
In July 2021, she posted a video of the same man titled: “What Gear Should You Get As A Shooter”.
It is believed that Adam was Kayla before moving on.
Kayla Denker, who is based in Colorado, has gained a strong social media presence
A month later, in August 2021, a video was posted on Patreon for those interested in guns, Hammer and Pistol, titled: “Gun Demographics w/ Adam Denker.”
The video’s caption states: “Adam Dunker called from the PNW Mountains so the audio quality isn’t the best, but I think we had a good discussion about a breakdown of who owns the gun, who owns the means of production in the gun industry, and more.”
Episode content warning: discussion of military-related violence; white supremacy; suicide of right-wing and fascist ideas about violence; discussion of the history of indigenous genocide and the enslavement of Africans.
All links on the page click back online to Kayla Denker’s current sites.
Kayla Denker’s TikTok video came as trans activists across the country continued to rally their supporters for “Trans Day of Vengeance,” after raising money for gun training.
The Virginia chapter of the group held a “fundraising dance party” in Richmond that “took advantage of firearms/self-defense training for Virginia transients” on March 7.
The Virginia chapter of the group held a “fundraising dance party” in Richmond that “took advantage of Firearms/Self-Defense Training for Virginia Transients” on March 7.
Twitter has removed posts that could be seen as threatening or involving weapons associated with the “TransDayofVengeance” hashtag – but it’s unclear exactly how many people were carrying guns as they have since been deleted
One activist has been using the hashtag on a since suspended account threatening to kill Christians using an offensive slur
Since then, two other trans activists have posted footage and photos of themselves with guns, which appear to be in direct response to the Nashville shooting.
In statements, the group made an effort to distance itself from Hill, the Nashville shooter, and its actions, and changed the name of the protest.
The protest on Saturday was initially supposed to be called “Sighting Day” but was renamed – prior to the shooting – Revenge because it meant “respond forcefully”.
Contacted through DailyMail.com, the group was quick to say that they do not “encourage or promote violence.”
But one activist appears to have taken the movement to the next level, posting a picture of a heavily armed person with an assault rifle and threatening to kill christcucks — offensive slang for Christians.
Twitter has removed posts that could be seen as threatening or involving weapons associated with the “TransDayofVengeance” hashtag.
The @TDNTracker account, which posted photos of the two women with handguns, has since been deleted.
Ella Irwin, Twitter’s head of trust and safety, wrote that the company removed more than 5,000 tweets that included a poster of the event.
She said: We do not support tweets that incite violence, regardless of who posts it.
“Revenge” does not mean peaceful protest. Organizing or supporting peaceful protests is fine.
Since then, two other trans activists have posted snaps and photos of themselves with guns, which appear to be a direct response to the Nashville shooting.
One says she will use the gun for “protection” against the “transgender people” they target.
Audrey Hale’s LinkedIn profile suggested they now live as a man, going by the name Aiden when she shot and killed six people at a private Christian school in Nashville
Hale was born female but has recently started using her pronouns and the name “Aiden” according to friends and the police
Websites like Etsy are still used to sell pro and trans merchandise, with posters saying “Stand Up for Equality” with assault rifles
Others have flags and stickers that say “Stand Up for Equality” on the flag colors
Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene also saw her account deleted after she launched several anti-transgender attacks on Twitter.
Green claimed that “Antifa” was organizing the April 1 event, and he reposted a protest poster.
Activists are being encouraged to “bring a friend” and wear a mask at the event outside the D.C. Supreme Court, which is being described as revenge for a “genocide”.
Organizers did not respond when asked about the safety of the protests amid mounting pressure between both sides of the political spectrum.
Websites like Etsy are still used to sell pro and trans merchandise, with posters saying “Stand Up for Equality” with assault rifles.
They also sell T-shirts and other items that say “Trans Rights…or Else,” with high-powered cannons in pink, white, and blue—the trans colors—on them.