Signs: September 16, 2017

Dear Mr. VP,

I live in a liberal part of a liberal state, and even here, let’s be clear: racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia…they all exist. 

Today, downtown, a man held a sign that said “Bruce Jenner Isn’t Normal / Boys Ask Your Dads”

I was with my son. My blood boiled. How dare this man spew this hate directly at him. 

G asked me what the sign said. I told him it was hateful, and this man was mean. Then we went and ate maple snow cones and he jumped in a bouncy house at a festival on the green. 

When we left the festival, the man was still there, waving his sign. But now, next to him was a quiet woman with a simple sign: “Trans is Normal.” It had a sunflower on it.

That woman is why I have hope that you won’t win.


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