The so-called leader of the free world recently banned the CDC from using the word “transgender,” along with six other words and phrases, including “diversity” and “vulnerability.” He may think he can erase LGBTQ people, but queer people — including transgender youth — have existed in every generation throughout world history. And, no, they will not be silenced or erased.
I’m happy to share the blog posts that readers’ clicks picked as the the most popular in 2017. I think these five speak to the hope of a better future that exists for transgender youth, gender nonconforming kids, and self-described nonbinary Millennials. And I wasn’t surprised that my big Halloween mistakes were included in the top picks. We can all learn from our own and each other’s screw ups!
Each numbered subhead below is a link. If you’d like to do your own year in review, you can scroll through all 2017 posts here.
Transgender youth deserve our attention.
Rolled back protections for LGBTQ people will most likely continue as long as President Obama’s successor occupies the White House and a Republican-led Congress approves his policies. Please speak up for transgender kids in 2018. Please talk often of a world filled diversity and respect for all. And please remember the vulnerability of marginalized communities.
I wish you much love, peace and understanding it in the New Year. Love always wins.
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