#TransDayOfVisibility

today is #TransDayOfVisibility. a day when we raise our voices to lift up the lives of trans and non-binary people and also raise awareness about the discrimination they continue to face.

the beauty of life is its diversity. i’m grateful to my trans and non-binary friends for making this life more beautiful, for teaching the world how to love better.

thank you for being.

if we want to be people of love, then this is our path and this is our practice:

to love is to trust the experience of others, to encourage and support them living their life in its full authenticity freely, to stand in solidarity, to speak out, to defend their embodiment of life and love.

there has been an increase in discrimination and violent attacks against trans and non-binary people, especially trans women of color. most recently, Arkansas became the first state to pass legislation to ban healthcare for trans youth. HB 1570 passed both chambers, banning trans youth from accessing and receiving healthcare and insurance coverage. such actions are the very embodiment of cruelty and hate. if we want to be a people of love, we must speak out and work to name and dismantle such cruelty and hate.

~j

#TransLivesMatter #TransYouth #life #beauty #OpenHeart #path #practice #EngagedBuddhism #JinpaLhaga

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