7 Realities Of Being Trans Back Before You Knew We Existed:
“If you think there’s been some sort of boom in the number of transgender people lately, you’re not alone. You’re also not correct: Trans folks were not invented by George Soros in 2006 as part of a nefarious conspiracy (sorry, Breitbart). They’ve been here all along. It’s just that most trans people old enough to have known, say, the ’80s, are either dead, or still hiding. But not Allison Washington. She’s an author and survivor of the ‘trans dark ages,’ and she has one hell of a story to tell.”
Understanding Transgender Access Laws – The New York Times:
“The highly charged debate over transgender rights has resulted in a tangle of contradictory laws governing access to public bathrooms and locker rooms across the country. Many states permit transgender people to choose bathrooms and locker rooms based on their gender identity, considering it a civil rights issue. But in a handful of states and cities, legislators are moving in the opposite direction. Here are some milestones in the national debate.”
At The Stonewall Transgender Rights Protest [VIDEO] – Joe.My.God.:
“Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of Stonewall Inn Thursday night to protest President Donald Trump rolling back protections for transgender Americans. In the description of the Facebook event for their protest, Rally organizers said they wanted to “make it clear that we will fight to keep protections for Trans and gender non-conforming people and students.”
Sometimes you have to make a choice which will change the course of your life. It may be something you do because you want to, other times it is because you have to. It may be difficult, even terrifying. Sometimes you will know it is the best thing, the only thing, you could have done while others will find you doubting, wondering if you have made a terrible mistake, disappointing those who depend on you, who trusted you. You will rise and fall, stumbling unexpectedly, hopefully to catch yourself and move forward.
Nothing is certain, yet you must trust yourself. Trust your heart. Follow the path which opens before you, one step at a time. Hesitating will take you nowhere except into the same dark and destructive place you have walked too many times before.
There is a reason you are here, now, in this place, facing this fork in your life. You may not know now what it is or why, yet there is no option besides forward, (no matter what the whispering voice may tell you.) Never forget, you are not alone. No matter the reason, there are those who you have brought along on this journey and their opinions, hopes, and dreams are as valid, important, and precious as your own.
Hold your head up high and look to the future. There is nothing for you in the rear view mirror.
Transgender 101 for Trans People – Open Minded Health:
“This is not your average transgender 101. I will not go over the basics of what transgender is. If you want that, check out my Gender and Sexual Minorities 101 slides. This is a transgender 101 for trans people!”
Human*: Why The Struggle For Trans Rights Matters Now More Than Ever | The Huffington Post:
“The other day, a friend forwarded me a link to an interview with novelist Laurie Frankel that had recently aired on NPR’s Morning Edition. Frankel was discussing her new novel, This Is How It Always Is, which the text accompanying the link describes as being ‘about a family with five boys in which the youngest feels he’s something entirely different — a girl.’ The novel draws on her own experiences raising a trans daughter.”
Here’s A Fact-Check On Milo Yiannopoulos’ Incendiary Claims About Trans People | The Huffington Post:
“As a rule, The Huffington Post’s Queer Voices won’t publicize the white nationalists’ favorite troll Milo Yiannopoulos. The last thing we want to do is give this attention-seeker oxygen for his racist, transphobic, misogynist dumpster fire.
But there are moments when I think it’s important to fact-check his insanely dangerous rhetoric and one of those moments came Friday night, courtesy of Bill Maher’s ‘Overtime’ aftershow.
After he engaged in a disappointingly playful interview with Yiannopoulous on his HBO show ‘Real Time With Bill Maher,’ he offered the Breitbart editor more airtime, alongside panel members Larry Wilmore, Malcolm Nance and Jack Kingston on ‘Overtime.’”