I can’t imagine how frightened trans kids are today, and for that matter anyone gay, lesbian, or identifying as queer. Or for that matter any free, hetero American. This administration will now define gender for us, decreeing that sexual orientation and sexual proclivity are determined only by the nature of the genitalia at birth–as if a penis or vagina is totally without, or divorced from, a brain. Or Soul. What we learn–or KNOW–about ourselves is irrelevant, says the Trump-Pence administration. For the 1.5 million people who recognize themselves as a gender other than what they were born into, the government says they know better for each of them. Like their lives aren’t tortured enough–let’s reduce them to less than their own self-knowledge.
This kind of prejudicial tyranny should be frightening to everyone in America–these are Civil Rights being eradicated. “Sex means a person’s status as male or female is based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth,” the department of Health and Human Services says. “The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.”
I know it seems as if I post too frequently about endless gloomy issues with this fraudulent, bigoted, inept president and his chaotic administration. Believe me, I don’t relish it–I’m a musician, not a political analyst. I wish the nature of the news was far different, and we didn’t have to be so frightened about the survival of our democracy. However, evil shit like this comes at us seemingly every day, with there NEVER a positive policy announcement, or news of progress with our decrepit infrastructure, or social programs for the underclass or hungry, or reduction in arms, or war, or how we’re successfully stopping Russian criminal manipulation of our election. Anything. This kind of news won’t, of course, come soon. Because their bywords are hatred and intolerance and Trump’s motivation only more money and power, as evidenced by his long track record.