I personally don’t know anyone who is transgender, and I’m can’t say without doubt that I would not be uncomfortable befriending someone who is. I have friends that are gay and have no problem associating with them. To me what you do behind closed doors is your business, just don’t involve me. Regardless, however, discrimination against anyone is wrong. Is it not for us to say what is right and what is wrong. It is not for anyone to say what is normal and what is not.
There may be things I do not understand or can’t comprehend, but that does not permit me to discriminate against anyone. However, hate and division has been the narrative in this country since it’s inception. The culture being perpetuated today has been the conduit in the rise in many aspects of hate related crime. The following story and actions suggested by the leaders of this country is not helping. I am sorry but discrimination in any form is just plain wrong.
For decades, every year she’s been active in the transgender area, Isa Noyola has actually participated in a funeral for a good friend.
As a director at the Transgender Legislation Facility based in Oakland, The golden state, she has counseled many community participants that have the very same experience. “Death, extensive loss, the physical violence that borders us, it’s constant. It’s a substantial part of my transgender experience.”
Regardless of an all-time high in trans-visibility, with stars such as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox now conventional media celebrities, physical violence versus the community is getting worse, neighborhood supporters claim.
Vicky Gutierrez, 33, was an energetic member in the trans area in LA, an immigrant from Honduras, friends had established a crowdfunding web page to raise money for her funeral service and called her a “gorgeous soul that was truly great to every person.” She was killed in January.
It was the 2nd year in a row that more than two dozen members of the trans community were understood to have actually been killed; 2017 was the most dangerous on record. At least 29 transgender individuals were murdered in 2017, according to the Civil rights Project. By the group’s computations, there have been 128 killings of trans people in 87 cities throughout 32 states since 2013, of whom 80% were people of shade.
Just about all among the targets in 2018 were trans women, and all, however, were people of color. That trend has actually trended upward for the last several years.
Trump proposes legislation:
The Trump team might soon present proposed laws that might allow health care suppliers, hospitals and also insurance companies to discriminate against transgender individuals, according to equal rights supporters. They state officials at the Division of Health and Person Services are rewriting an Obamacare regulation that exists to supply protection.
The brand-new proposal, they say, might come as early as Friday.
Health and Human services Providers would certainly not supply any explanation. “We can not enter into further detail since these matters go through ongoing litigation, and rulemaking procedures and procedures governed by the Administrative Treatment Act and also based on longstanding Executive Branch plan,” the agency’s press office wrote in an e-mail.
Once a brand-new proposition is launched, it would be under evaluation and open to public comment. If Health and Human services, ends up supporting this policy and don’t think about discriminatory practices, the ACLU pledges to be among the numerous organizations that would challenge it in court.
Some say Trump is trying to play God, I say more like Tony Soprano.