"I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks." --Sarah Grimké, women's suffrage advocate and abolitionist (as quoted by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg) This has been a rough week. The massive injustice carried out today (and throughout this disgustingly incomplete … Continue reading Your Foot is Still on My Neck
These are troubling times, friends, at least if you're American and not glued to 45's terrifyingly incompetent ass. Yesterday, he announced a ban on transgender men and women serving in the military in any capacity. He followed that up later with an all-caps statement that in this country, "We worship God!" (Wake up, non-Christians! He's … Continue reading It’s Time to Speak Out. Where are You?
You know, the "bathroom issue." Where should transgender people pee? It's an issue, you see (as I have been told time and time again) not with the transgender folks themselves, but with the potential for a "sexual predator to dress up as a woman" and enter the women's restroom or locker room, whereupon he would … Continue reading To Fix the Bathroom Issue…
I'm sorry. I'm sorry that you weren't really on my radar growing up -- which maybe isn't too surprising, given that I was raised in the South, where non-cishet people are still legislated against and regularly shunned, shamed, and even attacked. Many of my family didn't want to acknowledge that the LGBT community existed at … Continue reading A Letter to the Transgender Community