The Infighting Stops Today
TransGriot Note: The thinking that went into my post about trans community dissension was jumpstarted by this Facebook one composed by Cecilia Chung. She's one of our trailblazing and highly respected trans community leaders based in the San Francisco area.
She's one of the people I'm not only looking forward to meeting one day, she's one I have major love and respect for.
This commentary needed to be signal boosted. Here's Cecilia!
Something I need to get off my chest.
Silence = Death
Trans Silence = Death
It is a universal truth.
#GirlsLikeUs: If you know someone who is #trans and #HIV+, #HepB/C+, #Unemployed, recently #incarcerated, struggling with #addiction, #homeless, struggling with mental illness, been #abused #sexually/#emotionally/ #physically
by a stranger/ a family member/ a partner, help them find their own
voice. Be their support until they find the strength to fight. We need
to organize now more than ever. And the infighting stop today, because
we still have sisters and brothers dying and there is too much work to
No one will hear us until all our stories are told by us.
Transgender, transsexual, trans* or trans? These labels don't dictate
our lives so stop letting them drown out our message of freedom, equality, justice
and human rights.
Stop making our own sisters and brothers the
enemies. The real enemies are stigma, misguided religion, intolerance
and ignorance, which are the ingredients of hate and discrimination.
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