"Gender is how you see yourself on the inside, in your mind's eye. I don't think everyone identifies as just male and female. I think gender is a journey, for me at least. That is what I have struggled with for so long."
Unlike Ted Cruz and the GOP elected officials obsessed with sexual orientation and identity issues, Trump recognizes that most Republicans are scared of something other than which public bathroom people use.
Trying to tackle "trans issues," as though that were somehow a simple topic, with a token character in a one-off episode generally ends up being problematic at best and outright harmful at worst, and this episode was no exception.
It also inspires me to follow your example and submit to the findings of rigorous scientific inquiry, even if those findings run contrary to my own prejudices. I look forward, then, to the appearance of this groundbreaking research, surely imminent, and to its vetting by the greater scientific community.
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Sometimes, it seems that the line between my life before and after transition appears to be a bit blurred. At least it does to me.
Gender identity is at the core of who we are. No one should be discriminated against based on their gender identity. That is why I support transgender public accommodation rights.
Indiana, I'm sorry but I have to pick on you. You're near and dear to my heart. I love you so, but frankly, it's getting harder and harder to defend your beauty and sweetness.
It's not the job of a big box store with more inclusive bathroom policies than some people prefer to police my children as they use the restroom. Target isn't the FBI or the local police department. They are a public retail store, open to people from all walks of life, including some who identify with gender in complex ways.
In the petition we call for an end to the war on vulnerable transgender Americans, and also call on other corporations to follow Target in declaring their spaces trans-inclusive.
The reason for the current trans bathroom panic is simple: our schooling was terribly deficient.
The bill is about all public accommodations. This bill seeks to protect transgender people from discrimination in public spaces. This bill is about civil rights. Most of the opposition to the bill comes in the form of fear mongering.
Over the past year, Donald Trump has condoned, and gone out of his way to outright promote, otherness. He has singlehandedly given birth to an American culture of fear and distrust that is going to take years -- perhaps even generations -- to erase.
The president of Liberty Counsel, the far-right law group behind the recent wave of anti-transgender bathroom bills, announced that she plans to carry a gun with her to the women's restroom.
If ever there was a time that a neighbor needed to show love to the Mississippi LGBTQ community, it is now. I will not be silent while their freedoms are trampled. This is too close to home. It's an empty echo/reminder of past oppressors. The essence of HB1523 is a full-fledged fear induced witch hunt fitted with life draining prose.
When I stand up to find a restroom I say to my wife, "Okay, honey, if I'm not out in five minutes, come look for me." We always laugh but, actually, it's not that funny. The "joke" plays on the fact that I'm a gender non-conforming person, and bathrooms are not safe spaces for me. Sometimes gallows humor is all you have.