Dec. 23rd, 2008

axeslade: (Default)
Transwoman dies because Salvation Army saw her has a man

My mother and I just had a discussion about this. Like, five seconds ago when I read the story and was pissed.

Mother: Honey, if they don't do that before the 'transformations' complete, there are always those weirdos-

Me: Yeah. And the women get raped. That's what happens to transwomen. That and worse.

I should have said transpeople, because I know it happens to transmen just as, if not more often.

They would make her use her male birth name and completely disregard, and disrespect, her identity as a trans-woman.

She chose to face death rather than be forced to be who she wasn't.

I want to punch a wall.
axeslade: (dallying)
Just opened my present from Bri

I'm still a little choked up

Seriously. In a little bit, I'll probably go into my room and have a good cry. But it will be a good cry.

I want to know what I did in a past life to deserve all this wonderfulness so I can do it again.
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