From May 31, 2011 to February 23, 2013, I walked 6,000 miles across the USA for gender and sexual orientation equality.
I met countless people – on the side of the road, in their homes, at community centers, at places of worship, to name a few such places.
The message I carried with me was simple. It is time for full federal equality for TBLGQ people. I put the ‘t’ for transgender first because it is my belief that people are first discriminated against based on their physical appearance.
Because there are so many rigid ideas of gender identity, transgender individuals and those who do not conform to these oppressive standards are at the front of the line for hate against them.
Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.