Being transgender anywhere in the world can be difficult. As a population, trans people face discrimination at much higher rates than any other group, they are often maligned or mocked in mainstream culture, and violence committed against them occurs with alarming frequency. They also have higher incidences of mental health issues , including suicide --... Continue Reading →
Those who know me may think me an unlikely candidate for such an undertaking. I grew up in a very religious and conservative household, and was a Republican for my early adult life. However, my views on some issues, especially social issues and foreign policy, changed over the years, and I found myself more and more drifting away from the two major parties. I now vote third party in most elections, primarily Libertarian, though I do occasionally vote for both Democrats and Republicans on a case-by-case basis.
“But I get it. You get dependent on something. Nobody is trying to mess things up, but things happen, you know? They want to have the service, but don’t want to wait on it to get built up. They want to be to work on time, but so does everybody else. We’re all just trying to do our jobs, and the jobs just get harder and harder.”