The Transitive Property: Why Transgender Awareness Week Is Important – By Cristopher Bautista

This week is Transgender Awareness Week at Stanford, and of course, I love it when people are aware of me. But I feel like whenever I write a column during a week that is important for LGBT issues, I always end up writing about something depressing. When I was younger, the only transgender people I heard about were the ones who had been wronged, who had been murdered. The lesson I learned as a young child, watching the news and reading the newspapers, was that transgender people are bad, deserving the things that come to them.