I’m so angry right now that I had to stop what I am doing immediately and write this…
Social media had become a place to express feelings and beliefes which can become heated debates, offend people, and hurt feelings. I can’t and won’t lie, I am known for doing it myself, for posting my views, which 11 times out of 10 are driven by extreme passion. People can post their opinions all the live long day, that is not the issue. The issue is that there are times when your opinions WILL offend people you are suppose to love and that some “opinions”, which are hateful and ignorant don’t need to be shared.
Recently, as in over the course of a week both Emily and I have had relatives post trans-phobic memes on FB. Before you post these things ask yourself do I love someone that is trans or married to someone that is trans? How can I post something so hate filled towards a member of my own family? I’m here to say It hurts and it is not ok! I am proud of my spouse for transitioning, it is a huge thing emotionally, physically, and psychologically. I am proud of myself, that I have overcome my own challengers related to having a trans spouse and am able to move forward a better person. I am proud of the those around us who have stood by us, without judgement and rode this train, expanding their own understanding, changing with my family, and making the necassary adjustments. We are a proud trans family and if you can’t accept trans people you can’t accept us, your own family. I won’t feel sorry for us, I will feel sorry for you. That you are so blinded by ignorance and hate that you think your actions are acceptable.