Within our society today there are two sides when it comes to transgender rights: those for and those against.
Dashir Moore, a transgender man from Georgia, wanted a fresh start in life. So at the age of 31, he packed up and moved to Colorado, a state that offered both a great lifestyle and trans healthcare. He hoped he could finally be himself.
On her way home from the bus stop on a spring night in the Bronx last year, Linda Dominguez cut across a park…
The same evening as the Zakaria interview, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) ― whose nimble Twitter wit and forthright ideological statements have garnered her outsize attention among freshmen lawmakers ― was hopping on a Donkey Kong Twitch stream to raise funds for a charity that supports trans and gender-diverse children.
It’s hard to think of a more perfect contrast between generations or a more fitting issue to divide them. Are trans rights, as Sorkin put it, just a distraction? Or are they more fundamental to a bitter war for minds and hearts playing out between the left and right?
Dr. Michele Angello is a college professor, author, and psychologist working in the Philadelphia area. She has run her private practice for nearly 20 years, and she estimates that more than 90 percent of her current clients are transgender, gender non-conforming, or exploring gender in some way. About half of them are under 18, and because she conducts remote sessions, they come from 30 states and ten different countries. Even for someone with her extensive experience, the realities of life for transgender children can be staggering.
“It’s not as if transgender rights weren’t being undermined before Donald Trump shuffled into the White House, but under his watch, things are definitely getting worse for the community. The Obama White House and Justice Department had stood up for transgender rights and put in place some protections for them, but within just the past few months, transgender rights have become the civil rights thermometer we all really can’t ignore.”
“A powerful new series from Broadly is offering an intimate look at the lives and adolescences of three transgender young people, as well as the impact anti-trans policies and legal battles have had on them and their families.”