"The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law."
‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration
If you're one of my readers or a Pretty on Facebook you know I'm nonbinary of the transmasculine variety. (I don't adhere to the gender binary and my brain is more boy than anything else > okay some of my z-bies have clarified by saying a 13 yr old boy whose in puberty... okay I resemble that!)
This is another shot at dividing us and reinforcing how little we matter right now.
"The new definition would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who have opted to recognize themselves — surgically or otherwise — as a gender other than the one they were born into."
This means the little protections that are granted to Transfolks will be stripped from them. It means the narrow definition means "statistics" taken on hate crimes, suicide rates, funding, everything will be off.
Here's one of the many articles out there... It's horrifying. Please educate yourself (find me on Facebook or email me with questions and concerns) and VOTE. VOTE. VOTE. VOTE.
Many hugs, Z. Allora
An article in The New York Times Oct. 21, 2018 By Erica L. Green, Katie Benner and Robert Pear