We're the Transexual Menace. We're engineers and programmers and
consultants and carpenters and cops. We're hairdressers and dancers and
postal workers and doctors and lawyers and under-employed. We're prostitutes
and johns and drug addicts and cripples and deeply religious and spiritual
too. We can be anyone.
One of our sisters was murdered, and the trial of her self-indicted murderer begins today. We're not after his blood, because we don't believe he was evil. Just misguided. He was raised to fear homosexuality and transgenderism, and to feel shame for any related desires. His shame devalued the object of his desire, a unique human being, apparently to the point where he murdered her. His shame makes him deny that he is attracted to pre-op transsexuals, despite ample evidence to the contrary. We'll never be certain of what really happened. But we can be sure that there are at least two victims in this case, one dead, the other bound for prison.
We're here because we care. It doesn't have to be like this.
Probably some of the same things you do. We want:
- to live in peace and friendship with our neighbors.
- to be treated with respect.
- to work together to make a better world for our children, to spare them, if possible, some of the hurt that we've endured.
- to live in a world where the shape of genitals does not determine social role, what clothes it's OK to wear, or who it's OK to love.
- to be safe in our homes and welcome on the job.