OK, so this is my first post here, I am thankful to Murph for having me here as a featured transgender columnist. I have now been out as trans for nearly 25 years, and in fact now have lived more years of my life in my true gender (female) than in my past existence as “male.”
I will use this space, and my column, to bring light on issues concerning Social Justice where it relates to the transgender community, as well as share from my own personal journey. Sometimes, my comments may seem a bit harsh and even irreverent at times, you are warned, because I am just DONE being nice about this stuff, after 25 years, most of my adult life…being denied the rights and freedoms every other American takes for granted.
We ask for no special rights…only that the promise and opportunity of America ALSO accrue to us, as we are humans, and we are citizens, and we deserve the same promise and opportunity of any other citizen.
The Constitution did not say “right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness…ONLY for those people we like or approve of.”
In closing off this very short intro…I will throw in an irreverent comment I have been making just lately, vis a vis all the people who stand against the transgender and our equality…who stand against the Equality Act…which was passed by the US House…which has caused a lot of bigots to come out of hiding to attack us.
To those who are transphobes…to those who stand against our rights to equality, and a fair shot at the promise and opportunity of America – may you be stricken with an acute and incurable case of the crabs. That would at least focus your attention on your own junk…AND OFF MINE!!
See what I mean about irreverent humor?? Except it isn’t funny, I really DO mean that.