I made a stamp for Legalize Trans
, because what with all the emphasis there is on the LG and B, the T tends to get a little bit forgotten a lot of the time.
Before I get preachy and "tl;dr", I just want to say if you pick up anything from their store
you'll be aiding with my transition costs, and every dime would be much appreciated. They've got tshirts, buttons, and a bunch of other cool swag.
While some of us are thrilled about the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the strides made in regards to marriage equality, we still struggle to get states to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that will prevent employers for firing transgender employees simply based on their gender identities.
Trans people are more prone to violence, job loss, homelessness, poverty and suicide. Trans people have been beaten in public while simply trying to use a restroom. There are states with laws in place putting ridiculously high milestones for changing one's drivers license, birth certificates and legal documents for those who are post-transition. That is of course, if you can transition at all, since despite the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric association both agreeing that transition is the proper course of treatment for trans patients, medical insurance still refuses to aid in the cost.
Please remember, while great strides are being made for the gay, lesbian and bisexual community, the trans community still needs your support, for our rights are lagging a bit further behind. Thanks.
For those that are interested in more information on transgender issues, please check out: The National Center for Transgender Equality Transgender Network Tampa
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