Oh, and, uh, here’s one more thing.
This is for Albertan trans folks who filed human rights complaints following the delisting of GRS funding in 2009 and on into 2012,
Who’ve been lobbying through up to (I think it’s) five tries to pass trans-inclusive human rights legislation at the federal level,
Who called or visited your MP,
Who called or visited your MLA,
Who joined us on the Legislature steps,
Who told your stories despite the risk of being out,
Who showed Alberta people, instead of myths,
Who wrote letters,
Who allied and mobilized even if you’re not trans and don’t fully understand the experience,
Who took the time to read and find out more, rather than stick to old misconceptions,
Who worked behind the scenes and may or may not get public credit for it,
Who gave us the opportunity to speak,
Who supported us in the Legislature and Parliament from the beginning,
Who came to understand how our minority issues intersect with and run parallel to others’,
Who rode the ups and downs and tried not to lose hope,
You did this.
This is how a movement begins.