The Walking Dead star, Khary Payton recently introduced us to his trans son and we couldn't be happier that they are both happy. But how did we get here? It's been a long and difficult battle for the LGBTQ+ community, but, thankfully, things are finally changing.
Keep scrolling to see the emotional post introducing us to Khary's trans son...
For those of you that don't know, this is Khary Payton.
Recently, he introduced us to his trans son in an emotional post.
The transgender community is bigger than ever.
via: Getty ImagesMerriam-Webster defines “transgender" as “of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity differs from the sex the person had or was identified as having at birth."
Surgeries are now available as part of the transition process.
via: Getty ImagesThough they are not accessable for everyone, many trans people choose to undergo gender reassignment surgery, which “is performed to transition individuals with gender dysphoria to their desired gender."
Acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community has grown massively over the years.
via: Getty ImagesIn 2020, we are all becoming more accepting of and respectful towards the LGBTQ+ community. We celebrate those who aren’t afraid to love who they love – as we should!
However, there is still a lot of stigma attached to gender nonconformity.
via: Getty ImagesThe impact this stigma has can lead to deep psychological distress. The only way we can combat this in our communities is by being an advocate for respect and acceptance.
There are still folks out there that believe that trans people should not have rights.
via: Getty ImagesAnd the view is also perpetuated by our own president who recently overturned a law that now states healthcare professionals are allowed to deny the transgender community medical help because of their gender label.
This is why we need people like Rachel McKinnon.
Rachel teaches philosophy and ethics at the College of Charleston...
Because her other passion in life is competitive cycling.
Rachel bagged her second world title in 2019.
Her achievements have been monumental for Rachel and other trans activists all over the world.
However, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding Rachel's accomplishments.
If you aren’t furious about this, you should be. This person, born a male, plainly had an unfair advantage. It is a… https://t.co/Lp6lmHro1o— Paul Embery (@Paul Embery)1571573617.0