In weakness, In Strength, love is all there is. Shazi. :)
As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, joy, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The truth is that my mind is taken back to a classroom discussion that took place around the months of November or December. It was a conversation surrounding the LGBTQ communities, as a class we were sharing our thoughts about this topic. I am very passionate about this, and human rights topics. To me it does not make sense to deny any rights to this group. Within this century we have learned about many discriminatory acts that have taken place against these communities, if we just ignore these, then we are doing this on purpose, because we have seen the devastating effects of discrimination, and the harm the ignorance can do to deny rights to minority groups.
My thoughts can be connected to President Trumps latest shenanigans, as he is seeking to reverse bathroom regulations that were put forth by the Obama Administration. This is the issue with regards to the gender specific bathrooms. He believes that this is a "states issue" It is very sad that once again we see a President that is trying to turn the land of the free, and the home of the brave, a nation that is liberty loving, into a nation that is driven by fear. He is un-doing much of the good progressive work of human rights groups, activists and of the previous administration. When we have reached a knowingness of the harm of discrimination, and have the power to reduce harm, and then don't do or say anything, this is a "state" of ignorance.
Sexuality is personal, yet it is a human factor that we must embrace. It is integral to who we are as human beings. A sexuality must be able to flow. If it is obstructed, or damaged this flow will become destructive. And this is what we see when human rights groups, or activists groups raise their voices for the desire to be heard and embraced. It does not make sense that we are still arguing about transgender rights to this day, when so much has already been done and said about these issues. Does anyone even remember what happened in Orlando? The Pulse nightclub where 49 people were killed and 53 were wounded, these were Americans who were from the LGBTQ community, this was a deadly vicious attack, a direct hate crime. Does President Trump even care about the American people?
People should be allowed to their freedom of movement, so that they can be free to seek their survival, and obtain their goals without obstructions. The fact that these rights are being denied, reversed, or limited once again shows the increasing rhetorics of hate that President Trump is dribbling with. Once again we see him using his power to enforce his own beliefs. When actually in the role of leadership, it is essential to remove the self - biases so that everyone is treated as fairly as possible.
I am not sure why we are still arguing over a bathroom sigh in the year of 2017. It seems petty to me. It is a sign, but this sign is a symbol of embracing the diversity of sexuality. Why is he making a big deal about this? It is actually quite natural. As I was visiting my daughters high school, I saw a bathroom that was allocated for all genders. I was intrigued and decided to use this washroom. It was a great experience. It was a room with one toilet and a sink. I liked this idea because it was also adhering to privacy as it was not a multi-stall washroom. I just don't understand why the controversy? I mean why should I even be writing about where I decided to go to the washroom? If teenagers in a school can simply go about their daily school lives and live with having all gender bathrooms in schools, then this is showing that millennials are much more tolerant, and embracing then our elders, in this case President Trump.
Sexuality is fluid, we are a soul in a body. I absolutely do not agree with President Trump's latest "trash talk" He is simply igniting a controversy that does not need to happen. The LGBTQ populations vary from state to state, however an acceptance of these communities from a Presidential level will show an embrace and protection of these communities, it demonstrates inclusion to all. I truly hope that President Trump re-thinks his position on this protection.
I would like to acknowledge and thank celebrities for taking the time to also voice their concerns about this topic. Thank you! :)
Ellen - Thank you :)
Beyoncé - Thank you :)
Caitlyn Jenner - Thank you :)
Dedication: These words are dedicated to the LGBTQ populations, you are love and embraced. Thank you to all who voiced there concerns / love for this topic. My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)