With the recent signing of protections for transgender people in Delaware, this marked the seventeenth state to have such protections. Just a couple of days ago, a transgender woman was stabbed 40 times in Washington DC. With the increase of visibility and recognition as people, we are being attacked on many sides.
I'm happy to be living in such a time because change is happening albeit slowly in some aspects. When I first came out many of these accomplishments were a pipe dream. Now all these things are happening before our eyes. People of color are making their voices heard fighting whitewashing, white privilege, and dismissal of their concerns by major TGLB organization. Transgender people are standing for themselves and making a huge impact. The backlash has been been vicious and the attacks brutal but we will not be stopped.