Yet again transgender people are getting let down by not only the cishet community but by the LGBT community itself. Ever since same sex marriage was brought in the gay community has forgotten that it’s not just them that have inequalities and are failing primarily trans women.
Yes this bathroom bill affects trans women more than trans men. They don’t actually care about what bathroom we use and the conservative and Republicans tell us this often by saying “we don’t want men in womens bathrooms, scaring little girls”.
Guess what.. We don’t want men in women’s bathrooms either, but we know that trans women and girls, ARE WOMEN! We don’t want to see trans girls being forced to go into boys bathrooms where they are more likely to be attacked, raped or murdered. There has been not a single case EVER reported that a trans woman has attacked another woman in a bathroom. There have been 100s of cases where men have attacked women in bathrooms because those women were forced to go into ones that were unsafe for them.
Yet again cis gays and lesbians are brushing this under the carpet and claiming it as “not an issue for them”. Are we suddenly forgetting that trans women of colour were the people at the forefront of the stonewall riots, and those women are the people who helped bring same sex marriage. Those women died (many in poverty) defending equality for all LGBT people and we are almost failing their memory.
Honestly I’m sick of this selfish attitude that goes on in the community. Trans people (trans women predominantly) need our support more than ever and we can’t let them be abused by the system in America, or anywhere around the world.