Monday, March 28, 2016

Had A Wonderful Easter Weekend With The Trans Kids!

Easter Weekend 2016 has faded into the history books, and now that the calendar is moving inexorably toward April, time to look forward after a week that was less than positive on the trans human rights front for our community.

And in this week in which a GOP controlled state legislature went there and took direct legislative aim at these kids seeking to legislate them out of existence, stuff couldn't be more real in terms of the stakes of the battle we are waging against the Forces of Trans Intolerance.

It's a battle we must win.

I and Dee Dee Watters had the opportunity to check out a Gender Infinity family gathering event Saturday afternoon at the Council on Recovery building near downtown Houston.  It was an honor and a pleasure to watch these trans and gender non conforming kids get to meet others like them, have fun, and for a little while just do the things other kids take for granted.

It was also cool getting to see Dr. Colt Keo-Meier, Becca Keo-Meier, Heather Simpson, Mel Gonzales
and see other old friends in the community.   I also had the pleasure of meeting some Houston area trans parents along with their supportive family members and friends.

For a moment, as I watched the trans younglings play and engage in team building exercises, I  thought about how different my life would have been if  had been able to have a childhood like theirs.

But being around those trans kids reminded me of why I have been fighting for now 18 years to advance the human rights of trans people so that all our trans kids have o do is dream big, make them come true and be the best human beings they can be.

Being around the trans kids, being hugged by them and getting thank yous from the parents for being part of the team that killed the Texas anti-trans bills in 2015 put a smile on my face, and looking forward to the next time I can spend some quality time with the trans younglings.

So yep, thanks to our trans kids, it was a wonderful Easter weekend.

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