Trans (and Republican) in the time of Trump

Trans (and Republican) in the time of Trump

An exerpt from my latest at The CommonWealth Magazine:

The LGBTQ+ community doesn’t need fair-weather friends. The community needs loud allies, allies who not only vote when it matters but shout that they’ve voted. The community needs allies who stand against dangerous ballot initiatives, dangerous language in our Republican Party platform, and, most importantly, stand as candidates themselves. This is the rare instance where words might be more important than private votes. We need you and we need you now, and if you refuse to lend us your voice during a time when we need it the most, then your support is nothing.

Read the rest here.

A transgender Republican appeals to Baker – CommonWealth Magazine

My latest over at the CommonWealth Magazine. A little different than what many readers of my blog would be used to, but about an issue I feel as strongly about as I do towards ballot access and transparency, if not more. An excerpt:

This humanistic outlook on what other people do with their own life is a trait that I respect and admire within the party, which is why your reluctance to defend the rights of our transgender citizens to live authentically confuses me. How can we claim we’re for protecting the safety and freedoms of the individual when we’ve become complicit in letting our society create a caste of second class citizens?

Read the rest here.