As a transgender woman living in North Carolina…this really hits home for me. We have had to endure SO MUCH in the past year…even before the election of Donald Trump. For US that was the smelly icing on an already-terrible cake.
For us…it was defeat snatched from the jaws of victory…we were SO CLOSE to real equality…Hillary and the Democrats were going to deliver it…and instead we got the hateful Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
Despair. I must constantly remind myself of all the good people around me who support us and love us and are fighting for us even though they are not directly impacted by all the hate being directed at transgender people. It isn’t easy.