Sunday, 17 July 2016

a nice role model

You will find all kinds of videos on YouTube which chronicle some of the more extreme opinions on this subject as well as some of the most flamboyant examples of transgender people who seem almost to invite derision. But then here is Christine Garcia, an officer in the San Diego Police Department, who gives off an aura of normalcy and balance that you can't help but admire.

She had some trepidation about coming out in this male-dominated profession and yet her worst nightmares were not realized. If anything her faith in the goodness of people was likely reinforced. Perhaps this is one of those cases where the integrity of the person speaks volumes.

She now wants to help the transgender people in her community to feel supported and respected.

When you watch the video you will see a very normal person who just happens to be transgender. Imagine that.

1 comment:

  1. Indeed, she's terrific on every level. Thankfully the San Diego Police even have an LGBT liaison. All of these stories are adding up to internalized change and acceptance.

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