Thanks for publishing my photo, LGBTQNation, in Most Americans oppose restricting the rights of LGBTQ people

2017.09.03 Ladies' Tea and Tagg Magazine 5 year Anniversary, Washington, DC USA 8510
2017.09.03 Ladies’ Tea and Tagg Magazine 5 year Anniversary, Washington, DC USA 8510 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @LGBTQNation. It’s not the photo above, it’s the photo below that they used.

I’m using a different photograph as the feature photo because while I appreciate the results of the survey, performed by PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute – @PRRIpoll), they are really asking the wrong questions.

To ask questions about bathrooms and gender identity is to make the issue about bathrooms and gender identity, which it is not. This guide helps with the understanding of where PRRI may have made a mistake: Just Read: Debunking the “Bathroom Bill” Myth: Accurate Reporting on Nondiscrimination – A Guide for Journalists

Instead, I point people to the image above, which shows where society is moving – to a place where people understand that use of public facilities is not a focus of someone’s right to exist in good health, any more than the use of a drinking fountain in the last century would have been. To an extent then, survey questions like this are unnecessary, probably unhelpful, maybe harmful in that they increase bias.

Fortunately, the combined medical and nursing professions are clear on this point, and have been for some time, and are focusing on what matters for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer. Isn’t this century the best? 🙂

2017.07.26 Protest Trans Military Ban, White House, Washington DC USA 7635
2017.07.26 Protest Trans Military Ban, White House, Washington DC USA 7635 (View on Flickr.com)

The American public is proving yet again that it is ahead of the Trump administration on LGBTQ issues.

Source: Most Americans oppose restricting the rights of LGBTQ people / LGBTQ Nation

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