When the first group of nations gathered together, it was in San Francisco. Indonesia came soon after,
And what about beauty, anyhow? Despite its pedestrian view of being only 'skin deep', beauty carries with it a hell of a lot of baggage. Add to that the transgender woman's 'friends', enemies, and observers myopic attitudes regarding beauty as being somehow "subversive", you can add a few bricks to the baggage.
However, when we look at the larger picture, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is here, and isn't going anywhere. Let's look again at the Declaration for transgender people, paraphrased:
- We are free and equal in dignity and rights. (Article 1)
- Note carefully what it says in Article 2: "Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion..." Could it be? Hmmm....
- We have the right to "life, liberty, and security of person." (Article 3)
- No punishment is allowed. (Article 5)
- No one should be arbitrarily arrested. (Article 9)
- We have the right to go we want. (Article 13)
- We have the right to seek asylum. (italics mine) (Article 14)
- We have the right to hold our own opinions. (Article 18)
- We have the right to form associations. (Article 20)
- We have the right to vote. (Article 21)