(image Georgina Beyer, the worlds first transsexual politician)
With early reports of massive bullying of trans-gendered voters by angry white male Trump nazis – it is important to clear up just what the legalities are when it comes to trans-gender voting.
Obviously every identity has a vote – it’s called democracy. So if a person has transitioned from one sexual identity to another they have the legal right (and moral duty) to vote as both the before and after sexual identity. Often this is a simply process as trans-gender people usually will have identification for both sexual identities.
Things become a little more complicated with the gender-fluid. As they often change sexual identities multiple times – they, for the most, neglect to get new identification each time. But the fact that they don’t have identification should not stop them from voting one vote for every identity that they’ve ever identified with.
In a recent interview with President Obama he clearly stated that undocumented citizens have nothing to fear when they show up to vote – regardless of their immigration status or lack of identification. So this also applies to the gender-fluid. Our advice is, if you have any problem voting as a second, third, or fourth sexual identity at any one polling station – consider them extremely transphobic and just make one vote and move on to another station for your next identity’s vote. Hopefully you’ll find a polling station that is inclusive and you can get all your voting done in one location.
Remember Trump’s goons are out and about trying to body shame the trans-gendered out of voting. Be strong, don’t let this happen to you, and remember that President Obama has clearly stated that no identification does not impede on your democratic right to vote.