The Military May Soon Lift Its Ban on Transgender People #LGBT #transgender

The Pentagon may announce a plan this week to lift the ban on transgender individuals in the military. The goal is to formally end one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service. If the announcement happens, “the services would have six months to assess the impact of the change and work out … Continue reading The Military May Soon Lift Its Ban on Transgender People #LGBT #transgender

Caitlyn Jenner Will Be OK, But What About Her Black, Poor Counterparts? #transgender #bias

I’m thrilled for Caitlyn Jenner. I can’t imagine what it must have been like for her to deny who she was her whole life. I have to give her props for accomplishing so much despite what must have been a big hole in the soul based on what I’ve read and heard her say on TV.  Caitlyn Jenner

At times, I imagine it must have been horrid to walk around hiding from everyone, feeling so isolated, so trapped behind a mask, I suppose you might say. A mask that enabled her to look out, but no one else to look in.

She’s going to do a lot to bring awareness and hopefully acceptance to transgender people and the struggles that they, and many of us, go through trying to be our authentic selves. But I saw something on Instagram that made think about the disparity between black and white, rich and poor, known and unknown as it pertains to personal freedom of identity. Continue reading “Caitlyn Jenner Will Be OK, But What About Her Black, Poor Counterparts? #transgender #bias”