If you haven't seen or heard this yet, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry featured a show last Sunday on being Transgendered in America.
I'm going to post this video here in the condo in our "Home Entertainment Center" .
Here's a quick look from guest "Mara Keisling" who is the Founding Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality who said:
"For one of the first times that I can remember, trans people got to
outline to the public at least part of the trans political agenda for
ourselves. From health care access, to barriers to updating identity
documents, to talking about jail and detention reform and raising
awareness of CeCe McDonald's story, we finally had a chance to bring
trans issues to a national audience as trans people.
From the first appearance at a trans event by a sitting Cabinet
Secretary to the incredible list of policy victories we’ve achieved in
the past year, trans policy is now firmly part of the political debate.
Of equal importance is that now, the conversation around the country is
moving in our favor, symbolic of important cultural progress in our
She will join the Melissa-Harris Perry Show
on a nationally televised panel discussing the movement for transgender
equality. Mara will join other trans advocates Kate Bornstein and N.Y.C Council Candidate Council Candidate Mel Wymore to examine recent trans
policy victories and current challenges.
The whole video to me took on a surreal feel to me. All these years of watching all the other groups explaining their feelings, lifestyles and rights-now I'm watching my group.
It's about time!