Simply thank you for loving us, for not giving up on us. For inspiring others.
Laverne Cox said once that loving a transgender woman was a rebellious act.
As a transgender woman myself, it’s heartwarming to see your rebelliousness, your courage; your selfless and unconditional love.
I know that it has not been easy for you. I know that a lot of communities turn you away; I have confronted those transgender people myself. Those transgender people who fear you for being comfortable with your own sex and gender you were born with. Those who think there is nothing to gain in extending themselves to another person outside of their experiences. Those who dare call you scum without knowing anything about you, your mission or your selfless love for your trans partner, or the love you have for your transgender child.
I know it has not been easy for you to let our old selves go, and I know that it’s not easy for a straight woman to fall in love with another woman’s soul.
Yet, here you are. Loving, listening, supporting, Feeling proud.
Thank you for inspiring others, for doing more when everyone else is just talking. Thank you for the things that you taught me, the tips that you’ve given me, and for holding me in your loving arms every time you’ve heard me weeping unconsolably.
Thank you for comforting us, for confronting the bullies and the haters, those who want to inspect our chromosomes before letting us into a public bathroom. Those who think that our future is theirs to choose.
I did not choose to be trans, but you did have the choice. You had the opportunity to ignore me and walk out on me, and you didn’t.