Speaking for Ourselves
An outspoken transgender person pointing that we need our own voices and represent ourselves.
Leading the way with an interesting take on anti-discrimination
Tolerance requires that you not judge me for my difference, respect requires that you treat me with fairness, and acceptance requires that you accept that I am God's child and that my uniqueness is OK. People who discriminate always have some justification for their hate and intolerance, whether it be religion, their upbringing or ignorance. But in my memoir I Rise, I encourage every transgender brother and sister to rise above the fear, defeat, degradation and discrimination. My life has been one of many defeats, but it has also been a life of overcoming obstacles and rising to achieve my goals. We, the transgender community, are God's children and need love and acceptance, as does every other child of God.
For the first time in Pakistan's history, transgender people are running as candidates. The development marks a sign of progress for transgender people in this conservative country, where they have long been met by abuse.
That's Renate and tell people she was long overdue on the scene!
And remember that a transgender woman was elected to the state legislature in New Hampshire.