Monday, June 27, 2016

Oh Why Can’t We Live Our Lives?

Why do we have to face all this crap, why can’t people just let us do our job.
Grace under pressure: Transgender woman’s story strikes familiar chord
The Sun
By Joe Nelson
June 26, 2016

Grace McAllister’s story is similar to that of many transgender women: a tale of attempted liberation thwarted by institutional oppression.

On a recent morning, McAllister, due to a lack of chairs, sat cross-legged on the wooden slats of her balcony at her bare bones Crestline cottage in the San Bernardino Mountains overlooking Waterman Canyon, and told her story.

McAllister claims to be the victim of workplace discrimination of the ugliest kind - the kind that kills the human spirit, causes psychosomatic disorders and prompts suicide attempts. Her allegations are detailed in a federal lawsuit filed June 3 in U.S. District Court in Riverside against Bear Valley Community Hospital in Big Bear Lake, where McAllister worked as an EMT and ER technician from August 2003 through January 2015.
McAllister clearly is not alone. Her lawsuit is one of dozens of discrimination lawsuits filed across the nation in recent years on behalf of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community, illustrating an escalating battle for civil rights underscored by recent controversy over gender neutral restrooms and increasing awareness that is prompting employers to adopt policies ensuring workplace protections.
Why does it take a law suit to get them to do the right thing?
Why do we have to sue to get healthcare?
Why do we have to sue to get an apartment?

Are we asking too much by demanding that we be treated as humans and not some abomination?

1 comment:

  1. This girl is apparently broke. There is a crowd funding effort to help her out.