I’ve been watching the reality show ‘I Am Cait’, because I wanted to educate myself on the transgender community. To me education is required, otherwise opinions are just often ignorance and prejudice. As I see everywhere. I choose not to be ignorant. I choose to be educated.
I’ve enjoyed and found the series fascinating, and mostly due to the other transgender women and their stories.
The last episode had the song Amazing Grace at Caitlin’s name change service, led by a Christian women pastor.
Amazing Grace has been a highly emotional song for me, for decades. I cried listening to it again today.
Being transgender does not make someone a bad person, or weird, or a freak as they are often seen as. These women and men were lost and now they feel found in what they truly believe is their authentic selves. I am so deeply happy for them. I am glad they found themselves and have each other.
There is so much ignorance, stigma and prejudice about the transgender community. And all wrongly so. And I know God loves these souls, just in the same way as He loves me, my family and everyone else.
My life has taught me well…….. that someone’s sexual orientation, the colour of their skin etc… does not make someone better or more normal. Because every person who has hurt me, abused me, treated me badly…. was straight, white, educated and some were church people.
I would be friends with transgender people, just as I am gay people, non white people etc. Because I am only interested in who people are inside. Their hearts, their souls, how they treat others, their compassion, their honesty, their integrity. That’s all that matters, to me.