After being raped by a a guard, a prison’s proper response is to…punish the prisoner further? If the prisoner is trans, yes.
This could all end with a proper ENDA put in place to define legal protections for us. Granting us equal protection to the law is not stripping you of rights. It is simply giving us the same rights that you often take for granted.
How many more rapes, murders and suicides do you have to be shown before your conscience bugs you enough to write one email a month, addressed to all of your elected officials? Regardless of party, you should not be pro rape. Regardless of party, you should be in favor of full equality for all people. Humanity and humane treatment should not be owned by either side.
You can fight over the budget every week, and you’ll still need another new budget next year. But if we can convince both sides to pass ENDA and move on, it’s going to have positive results for many generations past our own. Human rights should be more important than sorting out the yearly budget. Please, go read the story, and then think about this.
One 200 word email, recycled every month. It’s not so much to ask to stop travesties like this from happening again and again.