Equality and Freedom but not for You or You…

HRC Logo.jpgThe fight for equality is an endless battle that has been fought for centuries. The tactics and faces have changed, but the outcome is far more important than any of that. I have always believed everyone deserves to be treated equally and with respect. I know this does not happen. I have been victim of this myself although not at the levels some people have experienced or been subjected too. I am sure most people have experienced some form of incursion into their seance of equality and freedom. As children we know about this all too well. Until we are of a certain age we really do not have certain inalienable rights.

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  1. So I wanted to share the comment and my response that I got on my LGBT blog where this post originated.

    1. Kiva Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    “There are no levels or degrees in equality or inequality, freedom or not being free. ”

    But HRC is against equal rights for transgender people — if they can get ENDA passed for gays and lesbians.

    Why, if you care about transgender issues, would you want to support HRC?

    Why wouldn’t you assume it is trans-rights activists who are removing the HRC stickers?
    2. xenotica Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 8:59 pm edit

    Some good points Kiva. I’m glad you bring them up. Thank You for your comments.

    There could be some Trans person doing that. But I tend to doubt it based on some prior experiences. I Also think maybe you missed the overall point of what I am saying. Notice I never mention anything about the LGBT or trans community at all in this commentary. It is not directly about that. It is about someone infringing on MY freedom of speech in expressing the right to Equality. The fact that it was and HRC sticker on my car has nothing to do with what I am trying to convey here.

    But in the spirit of this blog here is what I think. The HRC not supporting trans issues is not entirely true. If they actually came out and stated that I would probably be signing a different tune. I do have hope. I am optimistic that the HRC will improve. In fact the HRC appears to be making move in a positive direction. They have been openly supporting the trans community.

    I know Trans people that work for or have worked for the HRC and still do work with the HRC. The fact that the HRC pulled Trans support at the last minute from the bill was pretty damn shifty. I agree. That was just wrong and a bad mistake.

    But I do care and support everyone fighting for LGBT rights and equality. Should I pull my support for the gay community because the HRC pulled support for the trans community? NO. As a lesbian woman why would I do that? Why further infect that rift. I think the anti-HRC trans activists would be better served trying to work with the HRC and other trans activist that are working with the HRC rather than fighting them. I know a few major trans activists that are doing just that in fact.

    As someone who has already stated that I support the entire LGBT community, I am not going to jump on the he-said she-said bandwagon. There is enough infighting in every facet of the LGBT community. There is tons of it just in the trans community itself.

    I believe we ALL need to work together to get past these issues. The trans community still has a long way to go, but we are getting there. The key to understanding and broader support and acceptance is EDUCATION and COOPERATION.

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