ezs note: It's almost Christmas Day. C'mon, you can send an extra five or ten (or more) dollars to the Human Rights Campaign to counter Fieler's insane campaign. The address is www.hrc.org. Make Christmas a bit merrier!
Tis' the season to be buyin'! Yeah, I know, it's a bit cheesy, but it's also serious. The products here are LGBT-positive, so you know they're friendly. I make no other claims regarding their quality, but, c'mon, there must be at least one you can use!
I recently read a story about two transgender woman who were murdered in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. These stories always sadden me, but this one hit me especially hard. Her name was Betty Skinner. A 52-year-old woman, she was disabled. She lived in a senior housing complex.
Just like me.
Tell your Congressperson that there are people who are transgender people of all ages, all races, and all abilities. Tell them that they are just as deserving of police protection as anyone else. And if, god forbid, a transgender person is murdered, they deserve a thorough investigation into their murder.
The towns and cities listed above are randomly listed through the Internet. If you live in - not near - one of the towns or cities listed, simply place the cursor over the name of the Congressperson, click it, and you will be transported to the Congressperson's blog. For any other location, go to www.house.gov, enter the ZIP code, and you will be shown who the Congressperson you should be in touch with. For more than one Congressperson, enter ZIP+4. (example: 12345-6789) You can check the last 4 digits on virtually any mail you receive.
ezs note: Two transgender people - one of whom was disabled and living a senior complex - were brutally murdered over the last few nights. If you live in Cleveland, or have business or pleasure there, and you know about either one of these murders, please contact Cleveland police immediately! It's time to make these vermin shake in their boots!
Their names are Brittany Stergis and Betty Skinner.
So, it's almost Christmas. Time to buy presents for all the people in the family. Or it's Hanukkah. Time to buy a beautiful brisket for family and friends. Or just a time to relax after the bustle that comes with winter. And it's time to think about your election.
It's too early, you say. And... me? Little ole me? What can I bring to the table?
Plenty. You just haven't thought of those things yet. Do you remember Islan Nettles, the transgender woman who was bludgeoned to death? Or those transgenders who want to work, are desperate to work, but can't find any? Or the transman who is about to be evicted for the sole reason of who he chooses to be. Suddenly, you bring eloquence to the table. One which is sorely lacking without you.
If you think that I'm saying this will be ridiculously easy, sorry, go to Fantasy Island. The next year will be hard work. Unless you run unopposed, you're going to have to take some of the most ridiculous trash possible from your opponent. And take it all with good cheer. You may have to run on a shoestring. A really bad, worn, about-to-fall-apart shoestring. And if you come in second, you feel as if you lost the universe.
You didn't, though. We need voices like yours. Have courage, and be our voice.
ezs note: If you have considered or attempted suicide, please consider seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist to help you through the rough patches in your life. There's no shame in it, and you'll feel a lot better! One caveat though - make sure that the person is fully board certified. If a person claims to "make you straight",walk out and don't pay the quack!
It's getting to the last month of the last month of the year. Already! Here in the United States Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas preparations are on the way. Little kids who believe in Santa Claus (or, kinda believe) are writing letters or e-letters to be sent to Ole Saint Nick.
However, what do we grown-ups write? Isn't there anything that we wish for? Well, let's see. I wish that every transgender person has a home to live in. I wish that she or he would walk from the store to home without being accosted. I wish that she or he would hold hands with a girl/boyfriend without being stared at or kicked out. I wish that she/he be allowed to live, period.
Go ahead, write to Santa Claus. But then write to your Congressperson regarding these essential issues. Whatever your belief or non-belief, you'll be jollier for it.
The listings above are at random, through the Internet. If you live in (not near) one of the towns or cities listed above, simply press the name of the person, and you will be transported to their district office. For other Congresspeople, press www.house.gov, and enter your ZIP code in the upper right corner. For multiple Congresspeople, enter the ZIP+4 code.(example: 12345-6789) This can be found on most of your regular mail. Thanks!