I serve my country as a transgender woman. I know we can overcome our divisions.

So much courage to transition a generation ago and then go into government service too!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-serve-my-country-as-a-transgender-woman-i-know-we-can-overcome-our-divisions/2017/02/10/e8579f7c-ed55-11e6-9662-6eedf1627882_story.html?tid=ss_mail-amp&utm_term=.916131d545d2

Transgender Boy Banned From School Restroom in S.C.

But we are the ones causing fear and discontent.  This young man has been using the appropriate bathroom for years without any issues. Then, some bureaucrat gets a wild hair to get some self gratification and now we have productive students suspended from school and having to leave a school because of legalized discrimination.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/education_futures/2016/05/transgender_boy_banned_from_school_restroom_in_sc.html

Activists try to calm fears over transgender bathroom access

This is clearly the next BIG issue that our community is going to fight.  We hate losing ground in our quest to exist, but these losses have a tendency to get more people involved and vocal.

http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-activists-try-to-calm-fears-over-transgender-bathroom-access-2016-4