Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Holy Democratic Victories Batman

I'm not a Democrat and I'm highly critical of their neoliberal, capitalist, keep shifting right rather than trying to appeal to the growing numbers of poor and people of color tendencies, but I can't help but feel elated when Republicans lose.

Beyond that, the best part by far about yesterday was the multiple victories for trans women in government!!!!!

Danica Roem: Transgender heavy metal singer defeats man who wrote Virginia’s anti-trans bathroom bill in election

“To every person who’s ever been singled out, who’s ever been stigmatised, who’s ever been the misfit, whose ever been the kid in the corner, whose ever needed someone to stand up for them when they didn’t have a voice of their own … This one’s for you,” Ms Roem told a crowd of cheering supporters after clinching the vote.


But the good feelings keep going!

Meet Andrea Jenkins, the first openly transgender black woman elected to public office in the U.S.


Jenkins, 56, said she believes her and Roem’s victories are proof many of the nation’s communities won’t succumb to hatred, bigotry or transphobia — and are willing to fight for social justice and equality for all minority groups. 
“Transgender people have been here forever, and black transgender people have been here forever,” Jenkins told The Post after her election night win. “I’m really proud to have achieved that status, and I look forward to more trans people joining me in elected office, and all other kinds of leadership roles in our society.”

Now, please, both of you, stay safe. And to all transphobes/transmisogynists out there: FUCK YOU HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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