To the dear readers and members of Crossdresser Heaven,
Today is a new day. As happens every 4 or 8 years, we welcome in a new President to lead our nation.
As a rule we keep politics off Crossdresser Heaven. Political discussions can quickly become emotionally charged and divisive, and erode the purpose of Crossdresser Heaven – To create a safe, welcoming and supportive place for everyone in the transgender community. This includes those in our community with political views that may differ from our own.
Yet I think it is also important to address a topic that could impact many in our community. Our President has said some troubling things in regards to rights of those in the LGBT community, and many on Crossdresser Heaven have shared their concerns with me. I cannot say which statements of his are sincere belief, which are politics and which are just off the cuff remarks meant to garner media attention. I also don’t know whether and how laws will change for our community.
But I do know this
Today 4 million people around the world marched for equality – for women, for minorities and for those in the LGBT community. Society has made a powerful statement about love and acceptance.
Progress will always have setbacks – it’s the natural order of things to move forward at times, to pause or even regress before once again marching ahead. I cannot say it better than this:
I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy. – Kelly Miller
Our community is strong – The LGBT community has suffered through injustices far greater than any on the near term horizon. It has been a struggle to attain recognition for even our basic humanity. Those battles have been fought, they have been won, and if must be, they will be won again.
You are always welcome here – Crossdresser Heaven will remain a safe, welcoming and supportive place for everyone in the transgender community. We will keep building our community, creating bonds of compassion and a place where you can be who you are.
If you are hurting or afraid please reach out to our Ambassadors, join chat or start a forum thread.
We will stand united, and united we will stand against any who would tear us down.
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