“My daughter is a girl in her heart. She knows it. God knows it. And that’s good enough for me,” says Debi Jackson in a touching speech about her transgender daughter. Jackson, a self-identified Christian Conservative, never expected to have a transgender child, yet she sets an amazing example for parents whose children might be trans.
 Transgender actress Laverne Cox launched a national discussion on transgender rights. Transgender people are not confused, not perverts, and their status as trans is not shameful. As we fight for LGBT rights, we must not forget the T at the end. 

"In my heart of hearts, I wanted to do the right thing, but selling drugs was easy. Everyone was doing it. I mean, I’m not using that as an excuse, I made my own decisions. But I grew up around these Robin Hood figures who would sell drugs, then buy supplies for kids who were going back to school, or pay rent for an old woman who was about to get evicted. All my friends were doing it. It almost seemed fashionable. I never felt proud of it. I always thought I’d transition to a job with the Transit Authority, or a job like this— something I’d feel good about, but instead I transitioned to jail. I did six years. When I got out, it was tempting to go back to the easy money, because everyone around me was still doing it, and I couldn’t get a job. But luckily I found an agency that helps ex-cons, because there aren’t many companies looking to give people a second chance. I’ve had this job for a few years now. You know what product I’m selling now? Myself. Everyone around here is my client. Times Square is a drug to these people. And I’m picking up all the trash so that they can have the full Times Square experience."
“One of the most sinister things about normalized racism is you don’t have to have bad intentions to be racist, you just have to remain ignorant.”


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Damn right!


It’s people like this that prevent the dismantling of systematic oppression.  What makes homophobia more important than ableism?  Nothing except the privilege that an individual may have. 


u know u fucked up when u still haven’t slept yet and u hear birds chirping outside

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