- Posted March 10, 2010 by
San Francisco, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
My name's Jett. I work with adults with developmental disabilities and am pursuing a mathematics degree. I'm a transguy/ftm, but that's only a part of my identity. I consider myself post-transition, but try to be open and honest about my past in order to actively support those who are just beginning their transition. People are scared of what they don't understand, or haven't encountered. My conservative Christian family has amazed me with their support, love, and kindness throughout my transition, even though it took them awhile to accept and understand it.
I am concerned about civil rights, but have hope for our society. I hope to see an end to this country's systematic abuse and oppression of transgendered individuals. (In my mind, this includes transsexuals, gender-benders, androgynous people, "effeminate" men, "butch" women, and many other identities). I hope to see politicians stand up for our rights, and treat us like the human beings that we are.
I also call on those with GLB identities who have been willing to throw those with T identities under the bus in order to gain protections (ie ENDA) to wake up and realize we are all in this together. Or we should be.