State of the Transgender Union: Time for collective action toward racial justice – Mara Keisling – Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality

In this year’s State of the Union Address to Congress, President Obama is expected to acknowledge and focus on the inequality that is seemingly growing once again in the United States.

As the President has been thinking about inequality among the 300 million people who live in the U.S., I wonder if he has thought about transgender people and the inequality we face – the disrespect, the discrimination, the violence, and other inequalities that affect us on an everyday basis.