Posts in category "Equality"

The ongoing genocide of the transgender community

The ongoing genocide of the transgender community
Genocide is not exactly a word on the lips of most people these days. In fact, it is a topic often ignored or pushed aside unless someone has a personal interest or connection to the atrocities. But as much as we want to think it doesn’t happen in the modern age, we can no longer... Read more »

Transgender Day of Visibility - One life lived authentically truly does create change

Transgender Day of Visibility - One life lived authentically truly does create change
Since 2009, March 31st, International Transgender Day of Visibility, has been a special day for the transgender community. It has been a day of celebration, empowerment and education. It has been a day to show the world what being transgender really is and what being transgender looks like. In some small way, I have taken... Read more »

Be an Ally on Transgender Day of Visibility

Be an Ally on Transgender Day of Visibility
For the past six years, March 31st has been set aside by the transgender community to celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility. Until 2009, the only day that was a transgender-centered holiday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to remember and mourn those in the trans community who we lost due to hate crimes.... Read more »
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International Women's Day - Celebrating the women in my life

Christine Jorgensen has always held a special place in my heart.  Without her bravery, I'm not sure where the trans community would be today. Her story is one of inspiration and the will to conquer the world's misconceptions about what it means to be transgender.  I only wish that our paths could have crossed even for a moment.
If you didn’t already know it, today is International Women’s Day.  Since 1911, women from all over the world have used this day to push for better working conditions and fair treatment.  We look at the achievements and strides that women have taken so that we all are better today. We also look back at... Read more »

The Locker Room Showdown

Back in October, I applied for a job out in Los Angeles as a writer for the show Transparent. The show’s creator was looking for a trans woman to join the writers to give a first hand perspective to the scripts.  This was an opportunity that I knew I couldn’t pass up. As part of... Read more »

Blog Action Day; Inequality and speaking up for LGBT youth

Blog Action Day; Inequality and speaking up for LGBT youth
Can you name one of the most destructive attitudes that is pervasive throughout our culture? It works to unravel the very fabric that unites each and every one of us.  How much of an ego must you have to believe that the rights of one person outweigh those of another?  Inequality is a cancer that... Read more »
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Beyond the Kilt; How My Scottish Heritage Changed Me

Beyond the Kilt; How My Scottish Heritage Changed Me
History never really meant all that much to me when I was a kid and even on into my youth.  I sat in class after class, from junior high all the way through high school, and the lessons went in one ear and out the other.  That would probably explain the mediocre grades on all... Read more »

I am part of the Revolution

Right now, a revolution is spreading across America and around the world.  It is fought on the streets and in our homes.  We see it on our television screens and see it as we scroll through the Internet.  It is a revolution of existence and visibility. I couldn’t agree more with a statement made by... Read more »

I am a Christian and I support Marriage Equality

Yesterday was a landmark day in the history of Illinois.  To say that marriage equality has had a difficult road in this state would be an understatement.  But finally we, as a state, join only 14 other states and the District of Columbia in recognizing that all couples, regardless of sexual orientation, deserve the right... Read more »
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What not to say to a Transgender Woman

It’s been just over three years since I transitioned from my life as a guy to living full time as a woman.  I have had incredible highs with the undaunting support from family and friends. I have also had significant lows, sometimes caused be the carelessness or thoughtlessness of those around me.  For me, and many... Read more »
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    Meggan Sommerville is a Christian transgender woman with a heart for educating others about the transgender community and her faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her career life has taken her on a variety of adventures, from being a veterinary technician in the Western burbs of Chicago to being an EMT/Paramedic, EMS instructor, and a paid on call firefighter for Bolingbrook , Illinois. Since 1998, she has been the frame shop manager for a national craft retailer. You can contact Meggan via email at Meg.Sommerville@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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