InterestsMy politics are that I stand to the left of everyone on everything. I love shopping, and oh! the shoes!... I am working on my voice so I have a chance of passing as the woman I am. I like staying up to date with this forum group...and I wish more people were active in it. I love dogs. And the Liverpool Reds.
I am happy for you that God gave you the strength for that and I hope your dad is well. I think, if one believes in God, then, no problem. Pray and one feels His strength. And if someone does not believe, then God gives the strength anyway. So, one may not need to belong to a church; God is still there even if they don't acknowledge Him.
Try and remember that most screeners really are just trying to do their job, as hard as is to believe that. And, those that encounter a Trans* traveler have probably never met one on (or off) the job, and really have no idea how to react...and this under the pressure of an active screening point, which means move 'em, move 'em, move 'em. So while I agree that all travelers have a right to a dignified travel experience, and should immediately call for a supervisor if treated otherwise, keep in mind that the screener you find at the checkpoint just might want to get you through his or her station just as fast as you want to go through it.
Well, I suppose I won't get praise for this, but if the schools stuck to bathrooms and leave locker rooms to another day, I think they'd find it easier to navigate through this issue. Also- what is wrong with a separate bathroom designated for trans kids? I don't think that makes them 'lose their rights' or something. Just a thought.
Brynn is a good writer, and the study she writes of is of course pseudo-science gobbledy-gook...Unfortunately, "reports" like the one she writes of will be used repeatedly by the haters, just as the climate change denial reports similar in scientific strength to her cited work will be held up by congresspersons as fact. Congrats to Brynn on a well-supported expose,' but I believe it won't make that much of a scratch in the real world.
Great news! Let's hope for a jail term spent there, instead of being transferred home. On a different note- I can't see the word, Olongapo, without an automatic smile...such memories of that wonderful place (at least, as it was in the mid 80s and the early 90's (Pinatubo really fucked that place six ways to Sunday. Nice to see they have turned it around...
And if you in or visiting the Washington, DC area: http://www.thedccenter.org/events.html The Center is a safe and friendly place to go. They also have contact info for every specialist under the sun. Smooches Christine