We have much work to do over the next 52 weeks. Part of the work we have to do in the 2K16 is stating the obvious. We must take our butts to the polls, vote for the folks who govern us at the city, county, state and federal levels in addition to the person who is going to succeed President Obama in the White House next January.
So yes trans peeps, get registered to vote, and exercise it on November 8 and in your state primary elections when they happen. If you don't like the selection of candidates offered, then consider running for office your damned self.
Yes, the trans rights fight requires us to multitask. As we seek to change laws and policies to protect our human rights, we also have to continue the ongoing education efforts that have the goal of expanding knowledge about who we are, dispelling myths, and making the world safe for trans kind.
One of the things we trans folks must be careful about is our safety. I pray that we do not exceed the record 20 trans people we lost in the United States in 2015.
I hope I finally get the chance to go to the LGBT Pride Reception this year because this will be the last one that President Obama will preside over.
I hope to finally get an opportunity to meet some trans icons this year like Lauren Foster, Caroline Cossey, Tracey Jada O`Brien, Tracey Norman and Justina Williams just to name a few.
Hey, just putting it out there. I can be a fangirl at times, and just getting the opportunity to listen to the wisdom and life experiences of these women would be awesome to this trans historian.
We`ll see if it happens for me. And yes, trans younglings, looking forward to meeting and talking to you peeps as well.
And finally, hope that the positive trans developments continue happening for our trans cousins around the world.
If and when it does, you know in this tenth anniversary year for TransGriot, I`ll hopefully be on the scene to cover it.