Transgender people shouldn’t have to fight for the right to get a new ID – Nancy Goldstein

Transgender people – and some of the issues they face – have achieved an unprecedented level of media visibility in the last year, from trans celebrities Janet Mock and Laverne Cox, to Chelsea Manning and CeCe McDonald, to gender non-conforming students Grayson Bruce and Sunnie Kahle. But the public acknowledgment of trans people in no way begins to confront the difficulties they face in attempting to have their lived realities accepted by governments and the law.