Brooks (brooksmoses) wrote,

Rethinking the opposition to Measure 8

Yes, the opposition to Measure 8 was a good thing, and it was great that there was there was this groundswell of public outcry about it and protests -- across the country, even; the local paper in Austin had a large bit about theirs.

But some people in the GLBT community -- including some of my friends -- have a 1-in-12 chance of getting murdered just for who they are in a gendered sense. Tomorrow is the International Day of Remembrance for the victims of anti-transgender violence. Last year in Portland, only about 40 people showed up. Maybe we could pay attention to this, too?

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