The year ended on a familiar note: another controversy raged by those who wanted to see transgender people marginalized and discriminated against as much as possible.
Several parents of transgender NCAA swimmers and their coaches joined forces with anti-inclusion forces to ask the NCAA to change its student-athlete eligibility rules. for the success of UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas. They seem to feel that transgender athletes should be allowed to compete as long as they don’t win. One proposal is to restrict athletes from changing genders after qualifying.
A US Swimming official told conservative agency Washington Times she was so upset that the sport she had devoted to three decades allowed “biological men to compete with women” so she quit in protest. “Everything that is fair about swimming is being destroyed,” Cynthia Millen wrote in her resignation letter, prompting an official who skipped the US Paralympic Swimming National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina, to put it briefly. compact. That will show them!
Note to Miss Millen: NCAA Rules allowed athletes like Thomas to compete for 11 years. Now only an athlete who wins several meetings and sets a record has this uproar.
Life for transgender people can be a hell of a life right now, however, 10 months after asking when will we see our organizations progress toward inclusion and acceptance, and told President Joe Biden, “I’m out of patience, ”I have found a new source of hope.
The Biden administration, restored some previous administration’s anti-conversion policies, this month announced plans to introduce new civil rights protections for transgender students before April; The converted army is now in public service; and the International Olympic Committee finally give up its dependence on testosterone as the sole determinant of transgender female athlete participation, after First Olympic Games in which transgender athletes qualified to compete.
“Everything I see as a transgender person in 2021 leads to the most important thing for the future — hope.”
– Karleigh Webb
“Another part of that excellence: Christina Kahrl Webb said. “All the things I see as a transgender in 2021 lead to the most important thing for the future — hope.”
One might dare to think that the future is bright.
Not too fast. Political and religious forces are always trying to stop entering their way, in everything from sports to school to health care, certainly not giving up their hateful ways.
And that fact is bugging me, especially when, even in my progressive blue state of Connecticut, some of my neighbors who have been supportive of our school insist a curriculum that acknowledges differences. Of course, national conservative media make it look like preschoolers are being taught how to be transgender. The words “ordinary,” “cult,” and “ideological” are being stoned, with the same level of venom that racists use when they utter the N-word or talk about Muslims. or Arabic. The rock on which these people once lived was swept away and set aside during the Trump era.
More broadly, there are signs that Republican-controlled legislatures, especially across the South, are gearing up for a new round of anti-transgender legislation. Prohibition of gender confirmation care and restrictions on transgender athletes. The American Civil Liberties Union and judicial is preparing to fight this next wave, as well as against the laws passed last year.
And that means we end the year knowing we will spend 2022 fighting another fight for our existence. Damn, after all we’ve been through in just the last 12 months, I’m tired of fighting, but really: What other choice do we have?
We watched Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and Senator Rand Paul follow disgrace, death revolution with verbal attacks on LGBTQ Americans, especially on Dr. Rachel Levine, currently admiral and assistant secretary of health and human services. She was the first transgender person to be confirmed by the US Senate but instead of being honored, she was treated badly by Paul, among others in the process. In the House of Commons, Greene called our pleas for Congress to pass the Equality Act “disgusting, immoral, and evil.”
The Equality Act, despite our best hopes, seems dead in the country. However, despite the scolding and stripping of committees, Greene still represented Georgia, going away in February to hang a sign across from a Democrat colleague’s office whose daughter is transgender, declares “There are TWO genders: MEN and WOMEN! “Trust in Science!”
That kind of rhetoric reverberated throughout state legislature in 2021, copied/pasted by legislators who received their playbooks from the Alliance for Defense of Freedom and the Heritage Foundation. Since May, more than 250 anti-LGBTQ bills was introduced in 33 state legislatures across the United States; More than 120 focus on restricting the right to convert, especially in health care and access to sport. And of the 23 anti-LGBTQ bills that have passed into law, the bans on transgender athletes are currently on books in ten states.
In April, a federal judge launch a lawsuit seeks to ban transgender athletes from competing with transgender girls and women in Connecticut. Now, anti-inclusion forces want the NCAA to change its student-athlete eligibility rules for the sake of their success. UPenn swimmer Lia Thomas. Parents and coaches seem to feel transgender athletes are allowed to compete as long as they don’t win.
The other hate headlines of 2021 are filled with right-wing anger over the development of beloved cultural canvases, reflecting a shift away from racist and sexist expressions obsolete, word Dr. Seuss to Mr. Potato Head. Outraged at gender-praised books like All boys are not blue has led to these works pornography labeled in Texas and Ohio.
I’ve spoken out against such ludicrous extremist religious propaganda in the past, but I haven’t really been able to enjoy a good laugh since being told I can’t be joking. Like so many of us, I’m disgusted “Comedy” by Dave Chappelle clearly demonstrated to his defenders that I did not recognize his “art” form. Netflix Official Response For all his criticism of the special transliteration is a master class in how to derail a public relations campaign.
Of course, it should come as no surprise to transgender people that Chappelle broke his promise to stop making fun of us, within a few days, and that’s fast, too, JK Rowling said, “Hold my beer.”
“At least 50 transgender Americans have lost their lives to violence by 2021, according to the Human Rights Campaign. The majority of these are black and brown women.”
The Harry Potter the author, who has doubled, tripled and quadrupled in her reading ability over the past two years, played the victim card in November. Rowling claims to have been duped by activists who displayed the house number of her house in Scotland on social media before taking their post down amid criticism. Rowling claims she has been the target of numerous death threats, “I can do housework with them.”
Death threats are terrible, despicable and inexcusable. Bet we also have to admit how gruesome the reality of death is. At least 50 transgender Americans will lose their lives to violence by 2021, according to human rights campaign. The majority of these are black and brown women. Around the world, that number is at least 375, Forbes reported. Hundreds of people have been murdered, not because of their words or social media, but because they lived their lives authentically, and they were killed for it.
Those are not the only terrible numbers. While there are no hard statistics on how many transgender people have taken their lives in 2021, Project Trevor shocking revelation that 52% of transgender youth consider their life ending this year.
For example, in Texas, where legislators spend month after month researching anti-transgender legislation, call to suicide hotline 150 percent increase from January to August. Not because these kids are mentally ill, but because of the lack of acceptance and the level of rejection they face, even in hated states like Texas.
“Mental health issues don’t cause people to convert. Transgender abuse increases anxiety and depression.”
– Brynn Tannehill
“Mental health issues don’t cause people to switch states. Persecution for being transgender increases anxiety and depression,” said author and activist Brynn Tannehill told The Daily Beast, in response to a Washington Times column railing against “transgenderism”. “It’s like saying John McCain is a prisoner of war because he has PTSD. In fact, it’s the opposite. Correlation is not causation”.
And another Lone Star State issue: New restrictive abortion law, authorized by the U.S. Supreme Court, also barred transgender and non-binary pregnant people from receiving reproductive health care, according to Texas Tribune.
In addition to hampering our health care needs, transgender societies will continue to interfere with other aspects of transgender lives in 2021, such as housing and employment. Homeless has long been identified as the top obstacle, according to The United States National Transgender Study, especially for transgender blacks.
A new study published this month also found that transgender people are twice as likely to be unemployed as the transgender population in the United States. McKinsey & Company. I myself gave up trying to find full-time work, so I wrote for The Daily Beast and six other publications; I also teach at my local university and depend on the local grocery store to try to make a living and support my family. I’m luckier than others like me because I’m white, well-connected, and a lot of people think I’m transgender.
So I can afford to hope. Thanks to vaccines, three of my children have survived COVID-19, and we even celebrated our first Pride in person this year. I’m sure there are people who think I’ve somehow infected them with my weirdness, but the truth is: My kids represent the future our haters fear most. .
They are living a truly strange life in a world they will inherit and reshape, despite all the bad things that have happened and will happen. Their superpower is the existence of this impossible year and all to come. Me? My job is to get them there.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-year-was-hell-for-trans-people-will-next-year-be-worse?source=articles&via=rss This year has been hell for transgender people. Will Next Year Be Worse?