Saturday, 28 May 2016

get over yourself

Right wing fundamentalists keep getting confused and talk in terms of not being able to change sex or gender. Indeed you can’t but as Anne Vitale says you can change your gender role.

Gender role transitions allow people who feel they are transgender to live more authentic lives but somehow by allowing that little 0.3% of the population the dignity to live the way they want we are somehow doing the rest of society a huge disservice.

Recently some African American pastors protested that comparing the transgender cause with the black civil rights movement was a mistake. In wades Attorney General Loretta Lynch by saying:

“Where people are victimized because of a physical characteristic over which they have no control, that is exactly what the civil rights laws are meant to cover,”

She isn’t wrong.

But transgender people butt up against fundamentalist beliefs of some that God doesn’t make mistakes and people like us are instead delusional and mentally ill. Of course we are neither and having public policy adjust itself to our reality is tantamount to an attack on their sensibilities of their tiny black and white vision of the world.

If you are gay, lesbian or transgender you just have to pray harder and get over yourself.

I for one am glad that Loretta Lynch is on the job and not them.



1 comment:

  1. Is it a mistake to be born with green eyes, or left-handed, or brown skin? Of course not. Likewise it's not a mistake to be L, G, B, or dare I say it, T!

    Completely agree about Loretta Lynch. Thank goodness for people like her.

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