I hate to admit this, but before I had a transgender kid I didn’t look at the world the same way. Let’s just say I was not as thoughtful about how I voted…and that’s putting it kindly. It’s why I feel an obligation to reach out to people who don’t get it yet. It would be pretty damn hypocritical of me if I didn’t.
Things look so clear to me today, but I know it’s not because of any inherent wisdom. In my case, it took seeing the world through the eyes of a transgender kid. It was a blessing, a gift.
It showed me why we have to take a stand when equality and justice are at stake. It showed me why sometimes we have to march, to protest, for rights. It showed me why we have to be there for any of our brothers and sisters who are seeing their rights and humanity denied.
I know there are many moments in history where the fate of the world hangs in the balance. This is one of them. You know where I stand. And you know why.
If you’re one of the few people in our country who hasn’t made up their mind and who hasn’t voted yet, I simply ask this. Be thoughtful about your choice. Look at who will bring us together and not divide us. Look at who treats others with respect and with dignity. You don’t have to look very far.
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