It’s not that HB2 supporters didn’t expect someone like Christi, it’s that they can’t think beyond their immediate hatred. If I were in her position, I’d tell every last one of them off. Very loudly.
A 32-year-old breast cancer survivor bravely shared a photo of her chest on Facebook after having a double mastectomy and getting her lymph nodes removed. She posted her photo to show that “the great bathroom debate of 2016 has hurt more than just the transgender community.”
Christi Salcedo is a Texas mom who was diagnosed with Stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma. After she chose to forgo reconstruction surgery, she says she began noticing people staring at her in ways that made her feel uncomfortable while in shops and other public places. She speculated that they were wondering if her flat chest indicated that she was transgender, and if, by extension, she might possibly be legally obligated to use a different public restroom.
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Wow! I’m just astonished by this. I mean didn’t they just recently overturn something to help homosexuals? I don’t quite understand, but I guess it’s a good thing for transgender people.
A two-judge panel of the Supreme Court of India ruled on Tuesday that the country’s constitution and international human rights law demand that the state recognize an individual’s self-identified gender and take steps to address discrimination and harassment of transgender people.
“We…hold that values of privacy, self-identity, autonomy and personal integrity are fundamental rights guaranteed to members of the transgender community … and the State is bound to protect and recognize those rights,” wrote Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan. In a concurring decision, the other judge on the panel, A.K. Sikri, wrote, “If democracy is based on the recognition of the individuality and dignity of man, as a fortiori we have to recognize the right of a human being to choose his sex/gender identity which is integral his/her personality and is one of the most basic aspect of self- determination dignity and freedom.”