For the love of a transgender child.

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From Mass Trans Political Caucus: Ken and Marcia Garber were on Greater Boston with Emily

Rooney, talking about the Mass Transgener Civil Rights Bill.

C.J. Garber was born a girl.  She became a boy. He was bullied for years in the Quincy Schools. C.J. committed suicide. Hear C.J.’s parents, Ken and Marcia.

THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.

THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

THEN THEY CAME for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

I cannot resolve the ambiguity about exactly what Reverend Niemoller actually said, but there is very little doubt he said something of this form. There is debate about exactly which groups he included. No one has suggested that he included transgender people, but the question is should they be included now? I say yes. I want someone to speak up for me.

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For Jillian who is a transgender person and Alex who loves one.

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