Many transgender people were disheartened by not being included in your inaugural address when gay and lesbian people were. I count myself among them.
Inclusion and visibility of transgender people are major issues. We're arguably the smallest minority in the US. People just plain don't know or understand us. We're targeted for rape, violence and murder. Ignorance often leads to fear and violence. Visibility, inclusion and education would go a long way to alleviating these issues.
While gay and lesbian activists push for marriage equality, we're still struggling to be able to use the bathroom in peace. We aren't allowed our basic rights. We're discriminated against, assaulted, murdered and raped more than any other minority.
I ask nothing for myself, but could you take the time to respond to an 11 year old transgender girl named Sadie Croft? She just wants to be able to live a normal life, to be seen as a person. Her fears and dreams were expressed in an essay that can be found here:http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2013/01/sadies-dream…