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Fluffy Friday
Author: wickedpam    Date: 05/08/2015 13:21:33

Did you know -

In 1975 Minneapolis became the first city in the United States to pass trans-inclusive civil rights protection legislation

Transgenderism in the US - Wiki

I didn't know that - good going Minneapolis.

Did you know that Phil Donahue was the first talk show host to talk about trans issues without it succumbing to something tawdry? (Link to Transgriot) This actual comes as no surprise to me, Donahue is a class act. His shows are the first places I'd ever heard about the issue of transgender and the way he talked about it with his guests and audience shaped how I view the issue now. It's just a part of life and that's okay.

Nowadays we have so many trans people in our pop culture sharing their talents with the world.

  • Laverne Cox - reality-star turned actress on the very popular "Orange is the New Black"
  • Chaz Bono - child of iconic Sonny and Cher
  • Isis King - first trans woman to compete on "America's Next Top Model"


8 Groundbreaking Transgender People in Pop Culture

Over the years there have been some very notable portrayals of transgender people in movies and television:



And there are so, so, so many more! Transgender Characters of Film and Television - Wiki

We've had decades to be aware of transgender people in the US and so many great, positive people. I guess that's why I was so taken aback with the reaction of people in Fairfax County at a school board meeting last night discussing including gender identity as something that can't be discriminated against.

Gender identity added to Fairfax Co. schools non-discrimination policy

Maybe I'm naive, but I thought were were better than this.


Mala

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