If you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all
Caitlyn Jenner’s acceptance speech from the Arthur Ashe award ceremony is still a fresh topic of conversation. My personal opinion is it was an amazing speech, the introduction speech was amazing, the video tribute was amazing, and her speech was amazing. Whether or not she deserved the award specifically over the young girl who died of brain cancer earlier this year, I do not have an opinion on because I don’t know enough about it. What I do know is Caitlyn is paving the way for my family, which I have to be grateful for. The community needs a spokesperson who is a celebrity, love or hate this idea it is what it is. The general public doesn’t care about Emily’s story, but they do care about Caitlyn’s and it takes the intrigue to educate. While, I found her speech incredible not everyone agrees with me (I know this is hard to believe), and those people have taken to social media to voice their opinions. The problem with this is yes, you have the right to free speech snd yes, you have the right to your opinion, BUT your rights only go so far, when your rights infringe on other peoples you loose your rights. Spewing hate on social media isn’t a personal right that you have, discrimination even (believe it or not) for religious reasons is not your right. You are being hateful and you are wrong, that’s the bottom line. I’m the wife of a trans person and I’m asking you for the sake of my spouse, for the sake of my son, for the sake my spouses family and for my family and and for me; think about how your words effect others. On June 20th 2009 I married my best friend I had no idea that 5 years later he would tell me he wanted to become a woman. I chose to stand by my wedding vows and stand by my spouse, does that mean I deserve to be judged and forced to listen to your hate? My 23-month son is an innocent baby, should he have to listen to you bash people that are the same as his parent? We don’t deserve that, if anything we deserve your support and encouragement as we do something that most people would not or could not do. My son does not have a choice in any of this so if nothing else I beg you for no ones seek, but his if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything but at all.