What a Republican Majority Means for LGBT Equality

What a Republican Majority Means for LGBT Equality

In case you didn’t know, Donald Trump was just elected president of the United States, the Republicans have assumed a majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate. While, Donald Trump is not personally against LGBTQ equality, his vice president Mike Pence has explicitly stated that he’ll work to reverse marriage equality, force transgender people into bathrooms that do NOT coincide with their gender identity, and to enforce religious freedom restoration laws which allow businesses/corporations to discriminate because of a “religious belief”.

Actually, this does affect my life. I wasn’t able to get health coverage until Obama-care (I tried, long story). Then I was finally able to get health coverage, which got me the hormones and medications I needed and eventually covering a big chunk of the surgeries that have drastically improved my relationship with my body. So yes, it has affected my day to day life. They’re threatening to change health care back to the way it was before. They’re threatening to remove LGBT protections in jobs and services. They’re threatening to kick me out of the women’s restrooms. This is fucking real.

Like I’ve said numerous times, I am not against religion, I think religious organizations have done beautiful things for millions of people, but these religious freedom laws will give certain religious organizations to start discriminating more than they already are.

This is a time when we need to come together and love each other. This is not the end, this is just the beginning. Stay tuned…

 

6 Comments

  1. Rhonda Jantzen on November 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I am your biggest fan..how do i measure that? i don’t know, i just am. thank you for all you do.

    • Kaiya on November 11, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Hey Rhonda,

      Thank you very much 🙂

      -Kaiya

  2. Robin on November 11, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Hello, I am a trans female. You need to relax and trust this election process. I understand it may get difficult, but trust in God. God is good and I believe in my heart that a country with Hilary as president would be worse. You will get the medical help you need and so will others. I will pray for you my sister. Not all Christians are evil, just ignorant.

    Your friend, Robin

    • Kaiya on November 11, 2016 at 10:41 pm

      Hi Robin,

      I appreciate you taking the time to comment. I do not believe all Christians are evil, I honestly have a hard time believing too many people are evil in general. I also don’t believe that all Christians are ignorant. Just concerned with the plans lined up by the Trump administration and the Republican super majority.

      -Kaiya

  3. Robin on November 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Hi Kaiya,
    I just wanted to add that I got my surgery in the mid 80s. Times were difficult then, but they are much better. I recently had to go through open heart surgery and the one cardiologist that I saw in ER said, should I call you sir or madam after reading my chart. He said this in front of my son’s fiancé who knew nothing that I was trans. My son (adopted) was worried because it wasn’t how he planned to tell her. All worked out well and we are closer than ever. The hospital apologized and reprimanded the doctor. I could have sued the doctor for violating Hippa. I didn’t because I saw this as a learning experience. We need to show love and compassion with those who are ignorant. Keep up the good work. It is obvious that you figured it out. We need to show love to everyone, even those that hurt us. Love will change the world.

    • Kaiya on November 11, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      Love, compassion, and understanding for all. I agree <3

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