Monday, November 09, 2015
The Houston Trans Community Fights Back
After spending a few days venting about the results of the HERO vote, now that we H-town trans people have gotten the venting about it out of the way, comes the time for turning this lemon situation into lemonade.
Saturday members of the Houston based Transgender National Alliance and our allies stood at the busy corner of Montrose Blvd and Westheimer Rd in the heart of the gayborhood for a rally to combat the anti-trans negativity stirred up by the HERO haters.
This event also included some practice using the new talking points in mock interviews, and won't be the only time we do this. It will be an ongoing thing.
Speaking of upcoming events, we also have an upcoming one at MSociety in which we will have a Trans 101 conversation with people from the Black SGL community.
The same conversations will also be conducted in other sectors of the Houston LGB community as well since we were disheartened to learn that some of our LG allies also drank the right wing potty Kool Aid and voted against the HERO.
We are taking heart in a quote by the Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr to guide our future big picture efforts as we fight back from the punch our right wing opponents threw.
"Right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."
We are on the right side of history, and we will prevail. We just have to work harder than the Forces of Intolerance to make that day happen here in H-town.