Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Allies In High Places

This time an ally stepped forward from the entrainment sector, Whoopi Goldberg.
Whoopi Goldberg Speaks Out for Transgender Rights
NBC Out
By Brooke Sopelsa
May 8, 2017

Surrounded by the transgender stars of Oxygen reality show "Strut," Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg on Saturday accepted the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program. But the actress and TV host didn't do so without speaking up for transgender rights and against those trying to roll them back.
While Out Magazine reported,
“Transgender people have been with us forever,” says Whoopi Goldberg. “Not just recently. Not just on television. But in real life.”
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“It’s not about superficiality,” says Goldberg. “This is about how to deal with your mom or your dad, who may not get it. People say, ‘Honey, God doesn’t make mistakes.’ No, God doesn’t make mistakes, but Mother Nature will fuck with you. So if someone says, ‘I don’t think I’m in the right body,’ you have to listen.”

She adds, “No matter where you live, you know someone or you’ve met someone who is transgender. So relax. They’re just trying to find their place in the world.”
All we want is to live our lives in peace, to have a roof over our heads, a job, and come home to loved ones.

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