As we all know, no matter how far you are in the closet - or not- we are all in a battle to be pushed back into our closets and having the door slammed on us.
The more of us who speak up and out when ever we can (even in your own small way) helps our cause-no matter if you identify cross dresser, transgender or whatever.
Those of you who do navigate the world femininely, know first hand the trepidation of the simple matter of using the rest room. Sure it's simple to say, the more you do it the easier it becomes but that is just not true. It only takes one redneck woman to spot you and scream bloody murder and get you in more trouble than you bargained for. Then we are stuck. How incredibly ignorant to call us perverts and think it is some sort of walk in the park to constantly worry about what restroom we are going to use? Plus what about those who seriously think we should use the men's room-really?
Taking the subject one step further, when my partner Liz and I were at The Ohio State Student Union a couple weeks ago, the building does have gender neutral restrooms. After one of the sessions, Liz and I headed for the potty and I followed her right into the women's room (as I always do) and we proceeded to chat about the last workshop as we were peeing in adjacent stalls. Even there-even in a transgender conference, a genetic woman who is married to a trans man was glaring at me through the mirror. So we have a long way to go.
This morning I read a well thought out and written post on the same subject from Janie Black. I have followed her blog for a number of years now and this could be one of her best posts I have read.
Be sure to follow the link above to check it out!