Day 77: March 18, 2014

Thankfulness for Debate

The world is changing, as it always does (duh), and I’m so thankful that I get to be a part of it.

When people get their hot buttons pushed, often logos gets pushed aside and pathos and ethos abides… and things can get muddy.

Today was a good day in favor of logos. Everyone has opinions, no? I happen to believe that all opinions should be heard, many can be valued, but not all are correct.

So what about the “T” in the LGBT acronym? It’s something that is starting to be discussed more and more… and it should be. I happen to feel that it is the most misunderstood letter, besides the “B”. I’m trying to grasp it, but it isn’t easy. I’ve never felt like I was supposed to be a male. I was born a female, love being a female and I do not feel the least bit confused.

But what about the people who really DO have this issue at the core of their being… since they were old enough to remember things?

I’m willing to learn. I’m willing to listen. I’m trying to somehow wear the shoes they wear. But it isn’t easy.

Today was a great discussion with people put on the spot to discuss their thoughts on the matter live on TV with Melissa Carlson. It went well. Even if I didn’t agree with much of what was said, there was respectful and honest dialogue. Change has to start somewhere, even if it starts at a pretty strange and uncomfortable place. I’m also thankful that I’m on the side of wanting to understand and accept the people who are most misunderstood.

Debate is good. I’m thankful to be on the fringes of it, and I’m hopeful that our world will change to become a more understanding place for people who need to be who they are at their core. Not everyone is going to change their thoughts on Transgender people, but if they’re talking about it, they’re thinking about it…

And that’s a really good thing.

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