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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Trans Activism 2013-style

It's been a long time since my last blog, and I am anxious about getting back in the saddle.  A lot has changed since I last blogged in September. At that time, the most important thing was getting pro-equality candidates elected, and we did that.  The re-election of President Obama was the best thing for equality, as was the election of our largest cadre of LGBT Members of the House of Representatives, including my own Sean Patrick Maloney in NY-18 (please like his Facebook page!), and the election of Senator Tammy Baldwin.

But it's not about legislation right now.  The government agencies and the courts are where it's at now. I have moved my activism to those arenas.  And it's time to start blogging again.    

It's been busy, but lately, blogging has been on my mind. It's not enough to go into our various little cubby holes and do our work.  It's important to tell each other what we're up to, providing encouragement to keep going in the face of life's obstacles, and also learning something about what the next challenges are, and where the action is likely to be.  For example, ENDA is so 2000s.  Yes, it will get passed at some point, and yes, we should still continue to ask for it.  But I'm not putting all my eggs in that basket right now, because the House is too dominated by conservatives to make it worthwhile.  Same thing with GENDA in New York State.

Cross-posted from Bilerico.com.  Click here to read more

1 comment:

genevieve said...

Great hearing from you again, Jillian. One goal I have this is to work to get GENDA passed here in New York. I will get the info that I need so I can stand.