Being an LGBT+ ally is not convenient. Or easy. And yet it is not about me. I cannot stay silent over the miscarriage of justice that is happening right now with all the legislation being passed in states across the country banning gender-affirming care.
I’m going to let you in on a secret. Come closer.
GENDER-AFFIRMING CARE IS NOT SURGERY.
Do you even know what you are afraid of?
These are people who have been struggling for a long time to name the thing that makes their very existence shitty and you want to ban it?
Now you’ve done it. You’ve made an innocent, struggling, very small section of the trans population into the boogeyman.
And what’s worse, you’ve cajoled and dripped your poison into the ears of anyone who wants to “save the children”.
Well, you are the ones targeting the children that are suffering.
And not in a positive way.
We already knew that the LGBT+ population was at risk for mental health problems and suicide. And you’ve made it worse.
Are you proud of hating on a minority group?
Oh, who am I kidding?
Of course, you are.
And did you realize that gender-affirming care encompasses so much more than the vital care needed for people who are genuinely in pain?
Oh, it is a wide range of surgeries, and medication, and therapy.
It is also hair restoration.
And breast implants
And, hell, breast reduction could be and is considered top surgery.
States and governors and mayors are bleating about mental health in the next breath as they ban gender-affirming care.
Of course, they are.
But they don’t stop to think that their actions and the mob they have whipped up is a big cause of the mental health issues!
Of course you don’t.
Stop reacting the way they want you to in their quest for power and control.
And start thinking.
Maybe talk to a trans youth or a trans adult. Do you even know what you are squawking about?
But of course you can’t.
Because then you might empathize with them.
I’m sorry that you don’t have the empathy or sympathy to try to understand.
And that does nothing about ceding your brain to the people who want power and control.
I’m getting a very strong 1930s vibe here. So many of our grandparents and great-grandparents said, “Never again.”?
And we are letting it happen.