As much as the U.S. Surpreme Court's decision to declare gay marriage legal everywhere in the U.S. is a deserved and long overdue win for the LGBT community, critics have rightfully pointed out that we as a people still have a long way to go to accept the 'B' and 'T' parts of that community (Bi-sexual, Transgender).
Brianna Wu posted some very good tweets summarising the situation transgender people are still in:
With all respect to LGB people, historically they’ve been lukewarm ally at best for transgender people. They’ve always put themselves first.— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) June 26, 2015
While #MarriageEquaility deserves celebrating, @cathexing has thoughts on what transgender people face. It’s not over pic.twitter.com/SXMh5tHVZp— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) June 26, 2015
Gay and lesbian allies need to step up their information and efforts to include bisexual and transgender people pic.twitter.com/W3EoudqPrR— Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) July 3, 2015
John Oliver had a segment on Transgender Rights on the latest Last Week Tonight and I encourage everybody to watch it to get an inkling of the hardships these people face daily and to understand that we still have a long way to go.