This matters to me because Trans rights are human rights. Ours trans siblings are currently the victims of an egregious smear campaign from the same sources who tried and failed to hold back others in the queer community.
The arguments being made by TERFs and gender critical individuals are dog whistles designed to hide their inherently transphobic views.
Trans people are much more likely to make attempts to end their lives and deserve our solidarity, protection and love. Trans children should know that there are others like them out there and that they will be loved and accepted no matter what their gender identity.
I have lobbied my workplace to introduce policies on trans inclusion, change parental leave policies to make them truly inclusive and gender neutral and attended pride parades in solidarity with my trans siblings.
No negative consequences from speaking up because I’m on the right side of history and those whose insides aren’t rotted by bigotry can see the benefit allowing trans people to live free from persecution.
Joel, Trans Ally