Writing for the NYT, Jennifer Finney BoylanÂ compares anti-trans rhetoric to anti-immigration rhetoric.
When members of the present administration claim that people like me should be â€œerased,â€ are they not saying, in so many words, â€œBuild that wall?â€ Are they not echoing the cries of every xenophobic bigot throughout history in furiously demanding that I Go Back Where I Came From?
Iâ€™m not going back. Iâ€™m staying here, in the land I struggled so hard to reach. It is here, as a woman, that Iâ€™ve built a home. Is where I began my days really so much more important than where I wound up?
…What the world needs now is not more walls â€” to keep out the strange, the different, the new. What the world needs now is not hatred â€” of men, of women, of anyone in between.
What the world needs now is bridges: across rivers, across genders, across every last border that divides us, one soul from another.
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