Sunday, April 26, 2015

My Two Cents

With the interview of Bruce Jenner over there are a lot of opinions out on the Internet  both for and against what Jenner said in the interview there is one issue bubbling to the top of the comments, Jenner’s Republican affiliation.

There are a lot of angry comments out there. I don’t understand how anyone trans con support the Republican party, but what upsets me most is the hateful comments that some trans people are making. While I don’t agree with Jenner’s political leanings I disagree with the hateful comments more.

I feel we should take the high road, we can disagree with his politics, but we shouldn’t stoop to the Republican’s level of hatred. In a CNN Money article, Mara Keisling said,
Being transgender is different for everyone. Some of us are fortunate and privileged in many ways, while some folks never have fairness on their side. Nonetheless, as a lot of my friends have said, every one of us loses something. Some lose everything.
And that is the thing, we all come from different backgrounds but we have one thing in common, we all transition and stand up to facing an unknown. We are all on our own journey but we share common elements of that journey. Some come from places of privilege while others are living from moment to moment not knowing where their next meal will come from or if they will have a roof over their head tonight. But there is no reason to be hateful, life is too short to hate. 

1 comment:

  1. There is no reason to be hateful. Life is to short to hate.
    I think that if you want tolerance for yourself you have to be tolerant of others. It is odd how several in the T world have reacted to Jenner's politics as being conservative Republican. Lets be tolerant of the right of people to speak what is on their mind.