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Trans for Obama day blog update!

Wow, so far so good! As Trans for Obama blog day gets underway we already have some great entries:

Caprice Bellefleur

Kate Bornstein

Helen Boyd

Lena Dahlstrom

Annie Rushden

Dr. Jillian T. Weiss

Be sure to read Kate’s post for an interesting take on our political status 20 years ago. It’s easy to forget that when I was born, trans people were rounded up, arrested, and beaten by police on a regular basis, as a matter of procedure.It’s still happening today. But we began fighting back, at the Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco and the Stonewall Inn in New York. We would not be where we are today if the most marginalized segment of the LGBT community had not stood up and said “We aren’t going to take this any more!” The Stonewall Democrats are named in honor of that defining moment in our history, that tipping point. Our community has always been an important part of the LGBT rights movement, and today is another chance to show that. If you haven’t yet, I urge you to contribute, spread the word, tell your friends, post it on your website or MySpace of Facebook, make a difference today. We will continue to make ourselves heard until we all have the right to express ourselves and our gender freely and without fear!

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