A couple of things...
Please don't be a stranger. We need MORE intelligent voices. (It's hard for Nancy Isla, Messy Bonnie and I to hold that end up by ourselves). I'm so glad you came out of the lurker's closet.
As far as lurkers...
My hope is that for every person who SHARES in this topic, there are 50 lurkers who tune in on a regular basis and either learn to live with themselves better, or equally important, learn to live with others better.
Believe me, there are MANY people reading this topic. Eventually some will post but you are reaching thousands. That's a good thing.
And Mother Rose Royale,
As Lady Sierra points out.
Activism in any community is never easy and usually thankless. It just isn't as sexy as say inviting someone to a party. But when you have someone who is willing to fight for your community, support them in any way you can. The G&L community will only understand and include transgender issues if someone points them out; the more voices there are the greater the inclusion. You know the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
You are our squeaky wheel Rose! I know it is a thankless job but thanks.