International Transgender Day of Visibility

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Did you know that March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility:? I didn’t know it either until today when someone posted an announcement on a corporate message board.

It’s not even that new. It started in 2009.

As Joe Biden would say, here’s the thing: 1) Everybody plays by the same rules. 2) Do whatever you want but don’t feel like you have to bash everyone over the fucking head with it.

Is it within the rules for a woman to post on a corporate message board that she had vigorous intercourse with a man last night? And if someone takes exception she replies that she wants to recognize the accomplishments of heterosexual men and women, to celebrate the successes of the community and to educate those who may discriminate against cis-normative individuals?

I feel like that would not be well-received, that we are implicitly operating under two sets of rules regarding open sexuality in the workplace: transgender good, heterosexual bad.

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