Monday, July 26, 2010

For Nikki Araguz

I just wanted to get a message out to Nikki Araguz that I'm so sorry for all of the angst and horrifying oppression she has to go through right now, just to be who she is, just to be true to herself. Girl, keep your chin up and know that there are many who support you despite the evil people who continue to try to make your life miserable.

For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about. Nikki Aragauz is a transgender woman who was married to a firefighter in Texas that died and now his ex-wife and mother are suing Nikki for his death benefits, claiming she's a "MAN". There are many stories out there in the news being run about this right now. Here's one such story: http://www.khou.com/news/local/Transgender-widow-of-Texas-firefighter-in-court-99122484.html

It's so frustrating for me to watch. She is of course legally female and was legally married to her husband but they are saying the marriage was no good because she was born with male body parts. And yet it WAS a legal marriage. So frustrating.

Nikki: *hugs*

1 comments:

Lady Jane said...

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. How awful. Did you read some of the comments, referring to her as "he"? Please, are we living in the middle ages still or what? Maybe this will be the breakthrough case for the transgendered, but it's Texas, so I doubt it. I've already tweeted it so hopefully we'll get the word out even more. Thanks again!

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