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Monday, June 29, 2015

A Transgender Gift for America

America is finally having a revelation about the LGBT community. That revelation, of course, is that they are human beings. They are actual people with emotions and souls who have the capacity for thought, movement, and love. Every revelation in our society takes a minute. Sometimes it takes a long minute. But we manage to get there eventually. It is beautiful to think that every time we move forward more people finally get to step into the world with a little more pride and less fear. It is ugly to think that we will always have people who are just awful and evil, who have so little capacity for self-reflection as to focus on their own shortcomings and demand it is their job to condemn people who have absolutely no affect on their lives whatsoever (yes, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, every single evangelical 'preacher,' Ted Cruz, etc. I am talking to you). We will do our best to move society forward and just drag you along, kicking and screaming if necessary, while we progress.

The landmark Supreme Court ruling last week offered so many of our brothers and sisters the right to marry whomever they love. I still get chills when I think about the sight of the many outside cheering as the ruling was announced. The transgender community is only starting to find the respect and understanding all should be afforded, however. I am surely not the only person who winces and screams at the television whenever I hear questions in an interview to a transgender person where they are literally asked to describe their anatomy. I know this because John Oliver had the same revelation. He could not have done it better. It would be glorious if everyone could see this. Wouldn't it be great if we lived in this world together demanding that everyone be respectful and decent instead of trying to demand that we all live to meet narrow standards of people who seem to lack humanity themselves (again, I am still talking to you Huckabee, Cruz, Jindal, Graham, etc).

We are all getting there. It is a beautiful time for America. This might just help a few more people to stop asking the wrong questions and listening to the most hateful and nonsensical rhetoric imaginable by those who mean to take us backward. Truly, society cannot celebrate the strength and courage of the transgender community and simultaneously insult and embarrass them. It doesn't work that way with anyone else. Period.

Beautiful ... Thanks John. Kiss Kiss.

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