Saturday, May 25, 2013
Canadian Transsexual donates to Oklahoma Tornado Relief 5/22/2013
When the tornado struck last week, killing several dozen people, many of whom were elementary school children, three thoughts immediately crossed my mind: 1) oh my goodness, people have lost loved ones, been injured and or lost their homes. 2) wow, Oklahoma is among the most transphobic states of them all, and 3) wouldn't it be ironic if a trans person, such as myself, made a small cash donation that would ultimately help some of these folks, transphobic or not.
Those of you who know me, will recognize that I rarely do things quietly. You will also be well aware that I like to parlay multiple issues into single opportunities. So, queue this issue. First of all, I raised eye brows when I decided that it was a good time to remind folks of Oklahoma's terrible record of treating gay and trans people. But then I followed up with a $40 donation to the Red Cross disaster relief fund.
Yes folks, trans people can be among those who are fortunate enough to help others too, it's not just us complaining that we don't have rights or don't have enough money!
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