Leah has named the two people she blames for bullying the fired employee as
Stephen Mahood and Rubin Rodriguez, accusing the FSF of 'lying' in their
I have my suspicions about these discrimination claims. The evidence is too
scarce to speak with any certainty, but RMS's statement and well-established
history of support for equality (in gender identity and other areas),
combined with the hardships and consequential anger derived from both being a
minority and losing one's job, make me suspect that a large part of this is a
misunderstanding and/or misinterpretation.
Hopefully the situation is resolved as quickly and amicably as possible, with
(if necessary) suitable action being taken to ensure the FSF and GNU provide
a safe environment for people of all varieties to learn about and contribute
to freedom in computing.