I know I’ve asked for this for the last several years, and I think I may have figured our why it hasn’t happened and make that correction in this year’s post.
I forgot to say ‘please’.
The holiday season is in full swing. Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men and all that jazz as the combat continues in the Middle East and Afghanistan and a terrorist attacks happens in Colorado.
Something else I’m tired of that is the ongoing hatred aimed at trans women around the world.
What about the TERF’s? Those rhymes with witches are still marinating in their disco era hatred and racist desires to oppress someone and will never change.
But Christmas is a season in which we ask for the impossible to happen and hope it plays out, so I’ll ask for these things to happen in the 2015 holiday season.
And yeah, I’ll say please when I do.
Can y’all cis peeps in the 2015 holiday season please refrain for one month from killing or injuring my trans sisters or at the very least, making disparaging transphobic remarks?
Can we trans folks please have a 2015 holiday season in which not a single transperson anywhere in the world is killed or injured?
Can we please have a 2015 holiday season in which I or my trans fam don’t have to read or hear hate speech or misgendering comments about us coming from friends, frenemies and foes.
Can we please have in the 2015 holiday season one in which we trans folks don’t see anti-trans commentary from Pope Francis, anybody else in the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy or from religious leaders of other denominations?
Can we transpeeps please have in this 2015 holiday season for the next 30 days, not seeing a positive story about us on the Net be polluted by a comment threads with an avalanche of transphobic, hateful and ignorant comments?
And as a final 2015 holiday gift to us, can we trans women around the world please be able to live our daily lives without drama for the next thirty days?