If you are Transgender and reading this, I have a question to ask you.
Doesn't it just frost your Wheaties when the (T)ransgender and maybe even the (B)isexual is excluded from the LGBT equation by the (L)esbians and the (G)ays?
It sure does me!
Here is another question. Are you aware there are Trans folks excluded from our very own Transgender community?
Yup, it's true.
Transgender People of Color face the great, "white" color barrier every day. There are those Transgender people who hold their "white" privilege in high regard and look down their noses at not just Trans people of color but all people of color.
Race is not the only area where privileges come into play in the Transgender community. There is:
The list goes on and on.
People, the Trans community has no room for petty privileges. There are too many others shooting at us for us to be shooting ourselves. The Transgender community cannot afford internal exclusions when many of our supposed allies exclude us or blatantly throw us and our rights under the bus.
Study: Still No Freedom Rainbow for Transgender People of ColorOriginal article
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Posted by De Sube at 2/08/2011 01:53:00 PM