We have William Barr, the current US Attorney General, using debunked junk science to argue that transgender girls and women are NOT women in a federal lawsuit filed to deny transgender women the right to compete in women's sports.
On the eve of TDOV we lost longtime trans advocate Lorena Borjas in New York to the virus that morning. Later in the day, Idaho governor Brad Little (R) decided to embrace his trans oppressor gene and signed two unjust anti-trans bills into law.
And yes, it goes without saying we've already had five murders and counting of trans folks from Puerto Rico to OKC to NYC.
So yes, while TDOV 2020 is getting off to a crappy start, we still have to remember why this March 31 day was founded by Rachel Crandall back in 2009.
TDOV is to not only recognize our existence to society, it is to also celebrate our success. And over the past year we've had a lot to celebrate.
Hopefully the same thing will happen for CO state Rep Brianna Titone (D) later this year.
Our fourth out trans judge was just elected to office in Illinois in Judge Jill Rose Quinn.
That's before I talk about you peeps who are MVT's (Most Valuable Transpeeps) for just having the courage to step out of your doors, walk down the street and commit the revolutionary act of unapologetically living your daily lives.
We have some talented, smart, beautiful, handsome and amazing people in our trans community.
Some of them are high profile Hollywood stars like Selenis Leyva, who supports the community and her trans sister Marizol.
And yes, there are cis politicians out there at all levels of government who unlike Republicans, are willing to stand up and defend our humanity and human rights instead of gleefully attacking them.
Trans amorous men are starting to come out of the shadows and openly declare they love trans women, you can chill with the attempts to shame them about it, and there's nothing you haters can do or say that will deter them from pursuing the women they love. .
Happy TDOV 2020 everybody!