It’s only April, but 2015 may be remembered as the year the term “transgender” fully entered mainstream consciousness.
EDITOR’S NOTE: No other president in United States history has done more to force the LGBTQ agenda down America’s throats than Barack Hussein Obama. As a direct result of his unfettered support of the queer agenda, the floodgates have opened for all manner of immorality and perversion to go mainstream. It was never about tolerance, certainly not just acceptance, but it’s about controlling the narrative to reward those who will further the LGBTQ agenda, and to punish those who oppose it.
In January, President Obama condemned the persecution of “people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender,” becoming the first president to utter the word in a State of the Union address.
“Transparent,” about an aging father who begins living as a woman, won two top awards at the Golden Globes, while transgender actress Laverne Cox of “Orange is the New Black” — who made the cover of Time magazine last year — was just cast in a new CBS drama.
The May issue of Vogue has a photo spread with transgender model Andreja Pejic, who said on Instagram this week that she “was told by various people many times over that the chances of me ending up on these pages were slim to none.” A transgender character had a recurring storyline on the just-wrapped final season of “Glee,” while transgender activist and YouTube star Jazz Jennings will star in a reality show debuting on TLC this summer.
And then there’s Bruce Jenner, whose physical appearance has become more feminine in recent months amid reports — yet to be confirmed or denied by him — that the Olympic hero turned reality TV star is exploring a very public gender transition.
We’ll learn more Friday night, when Diane Sawyer’s long-awaited interview with Jenner — conducted in February — airs on ABC.
Whatever Jenner says it’s clear that transgender people, long relegated to society’s shadows, are finally stepping into the light.
“We are at a social inflection point on transgender issues,” says Riki Wilchins, a former transgender activist and author of three books on queer theory, who believes all the attention could have a positive impact. “Civil rights for minorities come in fits and starts. We’re on an upswing now.” source