WE ARE NOT DONE

 

I feel like I should revisit what I said in June.

WE ARE NOT DONE.

I have trans friends that went through hell to find work and hate their jobs because they feel unsafe using their gender and name.

WE ARE NOT DONE.

I’ve heard my trans friends called ‘it’ before.

WE ARE NOT DONE.

I have gay parents who’ve introduced each other as ‘special friends’.

WE ARE NOT DONE.

It’s legal to fire someone when they come out.

WE ARE NOT DONE.

If you assault someone over their sexuality, it doesn’t qualify as a hate crime.

WE ARE NOT DONE.

Children in homophobic homes can be legally abused (so can children for most other reasons, but this is one of the most common)

WE ARE NOT DONE.

LGBT minors are disproportionately likely to be homeless.

WE ARE NOT DONE.

LGBT people now have to have discussions about whether or not to reduce their movement because it’s harder to get trans acceptance than gay acceptance.

WE ARE NOT DONE.

Charlotte passed our NDO and the bigger state government is coming in and telling us that our community doesn’t meet their standards of bigotry.

WE ARE NOT DONE.

When we voted on the NDO the first time, a seventeen year old transwoman was assaulted by a preacher in city hall. The bastard came to the meeting last month. He never faced consequences.

WE ARE NOT DONE.

Georgia is trying to pass a license to discriminate law and is risking a show at the Super Bowl to do it.

WE ARE NOT DONE.

And it doesn’t matter how many times I say it, because for the past decade we’ve heard the words marriage equality so many times that we forgot that EQUALITY IS NOT LIMITED TO MARRIAGE.

WE ARE NOT DONE! WE ARE NOT DONE! WE ARE NOT DONE!

Lyn

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