This video was taken in April before Trump won the nomination of his party. This also took place in 2016 and I used the last name I chose when I had my first transition and name change. It was O'Malley. Let it be known that I voted for Hillary Clinton not Donald Trump. At the time Trump was against Hb2.
It was protests like this, the NCAA and ACC, who helped get former governor Pat McCrory Booted out of office.
I'm a Biden supporter, and if he does not get the nomination, I will support the eventual nominee. I'll vote Blue no matter what or who's we choose.
We also need to cut out the nasty language when we describe each other and other Democratic candidates.
November 9th was a great day for me. Three years ago I became a congruent female. To some of you it may be a shock, some of you won't care, and some of you refuse to accept it. My father gave me life twice. He will forever be in my heart. Thank you to all people who rallied around and offered a like or a love or a message on my post. My friends from Fuquay (they know who they are) by far have out friended anyone on my page. They, my brother, my son and my niece and her husband where either there at the hospital (as they wheeled me into the operating room) visited to make sure I was OK, or gave me a place to recover. Providing round the clock care to make sure I was well looked after.
It was an honor to be interviewed for this article in which I said my peace about Joe Biden. Now it seems that other candidates are taking swipes at him. My interest is for the trans & two spirit community. The only candidate that will represent us well is Joe Biden. The other candidates pay lip service to trans community but they're insincere. To all trans community we need leadership from day one. No on the job training. I will not accept Medicare for All because it will tear down the protections the ACA has for my community. Stay away from my ACA Bernie and Liz.
Article below written by Alex Seitz-Wald. This is screenshot copy.
In the context of being trans or gender non binary.
People who misgender you don't like themselves so they have to tear you down by doing so. We have two roads we can go by when misgendered. Offense or gratitude. Accept that others may dislike you, but do not allow them to disrespect you. Don't give credit to haters. Their importance in your live should be diminished not increased. They're not worth your anger. As long as they don't pay your bills or sleep in your bed, then their opinion of you doesn't matter. Ignore them let them go. They hate themselves more than they hate you. Being offended is a waste of time. Being grateful for who you are and that science in on our side, should give you confidence.
Within the trans community there's some internal challenges we face. I get that gender is not determined by what's in between a person's legs, but what's in between a person's ears. I believe that not choosing Hormone Replacement Treatment and even Sexual Reassignment Surgery doesn't make a person any less trans. All of us transition in different ways and we should celebrate each other’s victories and break troughs.
I also believe that as someone who fought decades to have gender affirming surgery and who is now a congruent female, I should have the right to tell others about it and celebrate it as a victory. I make no apologies for it because I am a woman. So don't get angry with me for celebrating what I consider achieving a positive milestone and accomplishment in my life. Frankly, it should have been done decades earlier but society wasn't ready for it. It's not so much wanting to be the opposite gender assigned at birth, it's knowing that I effing am that gives me the most comfort.
I'm not worried about politicians putting down gender identity, because I (we) have science on our side as well as public support. I'm 55 years old and lived through the worst of it. It's gotten better, but we have a long way to go. Keep the people on our side & we win the war.
I'm not worried about Evangelicals trashing us for the same reasons. We need stay focused on our cause and reach out to the mainstream public to plead our case. The evangelicals are not going to listen, and we need to focus on the majority of Americans who support us instead. Instances of diarrhea of the mouth from the religious right, should be addressed earnestly and not obsessed over.
I also refuse to live defeated and offended in the context of relating to the cisgender community as a member of the trans community. It's hard to do sometimes, but we must do so in order to survive.
I think we need to do a lot more "bless your hearting," than condemning. Some people are not worth it. Sometimes you have to let these zealots make your point for you when they show their arse with propaganda and talking points instead of facts.