Updated: Aug 30, 2022
Written by Ace Santizo and Emily Martinez
The beginning of transgender awarness month begins in November, it’s a month dedicated to educating yourself about the trans community. It’s important to look at the difficulties the people in the community have to endure.
What are some challenges people in the trans community face? Often the legal system doesn’t protect trans people from discrimination. Even though the U.S. Supreme Court made it clear that people a part of the community are legally protected. It doesn't speak for state legislatures debating on whether transgender people should be able to use public restrooms and even the discrimination that happens in public. Many trans people face harassment, dicrimination, and violence from others solely based on their gender identity.
Trans awareness day is celebrated in November. Trans awareness week is from November 13 to November 19, and transgender remembrance day is on November 20th. Remembrance Day is a day dedicated to remember the people who lost their lives due to transphobia. Transphobia, is a collection of ideas that range in negative addtiude feeling or actions to transgender communities. It's to show the continued violence that people in the trans community go through.
In honor of Transgender Awareness month I wanted to talk about a memorable transgender woman who changed politics for the better. She has helped
many others of the community to truly express their gender identity in the United States. Sarah McBride, the first ever openly transgender woman to win senator in Delaware and an is an LGBTQ+ activist. McBride has advocated to many of those who don’t have a voice in important issues, she has spoken at numerous events ranging from different colleges to different Human Rights campaign dinners. She has been an important person in approving and pushing laws to protect the queer community. McBride has contributed in things like pushing to achieve better health care for the queer community, and help children from abuse. Not only does she help others but inspires others to express themselves and not be put down just because of their gender identity, “Gender assigned to us at birth should not dictate who we are.”-Sarah McBride