It’s one of the biggest civil rights struggles of our time in so many ways.
Donald Trump even brought it to attention with his touched transgender military ban through Twitter without talking to generals.
The many transgendered people I have met especially from the poetry community are extremely awesome. And I am incredibly happy to know them.
Brave, distinctive and helping us realize that gender is not black and white but a variety of things. And that being trans can be many things from simply identifying as the opposite gender, to top surgery removing the breasts, to hormone treatments. And very rarely full gender reassignment surgery which has lots of perils.
Trans people are just people. They deserve respect. The right to pee in peace and basic rights.
We have so far to go and I hope things keep better due to activism and incredibly strong and unique people.