Why I am Supporting Hillary Clinton for President (However I still want to hear more on Transgender Rights)

 

These are the points from Hillary Clintons website on Protecting transgender rights,
“Protect transgender rights. We must do more to end discrimination against the transgender community. Transgender people are twice as likely than the average American to be unemployed, and in a recent national survey, 75 percent of respondents said they had hidden their gender or gender transition to avoid discrimination. For a majority of transgender individuals, the simple act of filling out a government form can lead to harassment or questioning. Clinton believes no individual should be held back from fully participating in our society because of their gender identity. At the State Department, Clinton made it possible for transgender Americans to have their true gender reflected on their passports for the very first time. As President, she will:

  • Protect transgender individuals from violence. There is a tragic epidemic of violence against the transgender community. In 2015 alone marks the highest recorded number of transgender homicide victims—nearly all of them women of color. Transgender individuals are also 10 times more likely than the general prison and jail populations to be sexually assaulted. Everyone in prison, jail or detention deserves to be safe from assault. To better understand—and end—the incidence of violence, Clinton will direct the U.S. Department of Justice to require that gender identity and sexual orientation data be collected whenever demographic data is collected with respect to programs for victims of crime, and to encourage jurisdictions to improve reporting of hate crimes data based on a victim’s actual or perceived gender identity or sexual orientation.

 

  • Streamline identity documents. Without accurate identity documents, transgender people face obstacles accessing employment, health care, education, housing, and voting. Some states require evidence of a medical transition (which not everyone chooses to pursue) to change one’s gender on official documents. As Secretary of State, Clinton worked to remove such barriers for transgender individuals seeking to change their gender marker on their passport. As President, Clinton will build on the work of the Obama Administration to ensure the federal government models best practices in allowing transgender individuals to change their gender marker on identification documents, and she will call on states to do the same.

 

  • Invest in law enforcement training on interactions with LGBT individuals. Clinton will invest in law enforcement training that focuses on issues such as implicit bias, use of force, and de-escalation, as well as fair and impartial policing including in their interactions with the LGBT community, in particular, transgender individuals. It will also focus on educating police officers on correctly identifying bias-motivated crimes.”

Those are good points and definitely things we need to address the point that Hillary Clinton had outlines and those are many of the reasons I support her for President of The United States.

However, we do still need to address the intersectionality when it comes to Transmen and Reproductive/ Sexual Health. In 2016 “Women’s Issues” are that and more. Here are examples of why.

  • In 1999 another trans man, Robert Eads, died of complications from metastasized ovarian cancer.
  • Many people have heard of Thomas Beatie, a trans man who self-identified as the world’s first “Pregnant Man” after he decided to become pregnant when his wife was found to be infertile. Beatie and his then-wife have described the painful and extended process of seeking care during Beatie’s pregnancy, and how some providers refused to treat the couple.

These are just two examples of what transmen go thru in the areas of reproductive/sexual health, we have not even mentioned transmen who are victims of rape and assault.

Which also needs to be addressed. We will get to those things but first we have to get her nominated and we will.

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