In Massachusetts, we are ahead of most of the country in claiming rights for lesbians and gays.
However, there is bill going up for the vote now, addressing gay rights, but leaving out public toilet rights for transpeople. Gay activists managed to cut that out of the bill.
2 dykes involved in that cut wrote a letter to the UN (!) explaining why transwoman can not be allowed to use public women's rest rooms. The old tired saw, to paraphrase, "Transwoman have penises, or had penises. This makes them men. All men are rapists. Many transwomen using ladies' bathrooms are not going there to pee, but (naturally bc of their dreaded penii) to rape."
Godammit. Maybe they just need to fucking pee, and don't want to do it in the bathroom for men, where they would stand a good chance of insults, a beating or a rape themselves! Ya think?
Love withers under constraint; its very essence is liberty. It is compatible neither with envy, jealousy or fear. It is there most pure, perfect and unlimited when its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve. -- Shelley
A standing prick hath no conscience. --Bill Shakespeare
me: Mags, female, pansexual, 60, poly-dating, and loving and living with
miss pixi, female, pansexual, poly, 38