Dear Transgender Activists,

Today was the Million March. I know some of you were concerned about that.

But calling parents fascists doesn’t make them like you. It just gives them further reason to believe that your cause is not worth contemplating.

Do you know what else doesn’t work? Debating. Why not? Because people don’t make decisions based on logic, they make decisions based on their feelings.

If you want people to have empathy for your experience, then you need to share your experience with people. They have to know you. They have to respect you.

Humanize yourself. It works much better than waving pride flags.

Today I had breakfast with DDSB parents, spoke to a crowd of more than 500 of them, including many immigrants who may never have met a transgender individual before. My message was simple: Parents Rights Matter AND Trans Rights Matter.

This message resonates. The vast majority of Canadians ARE on board to defend transgender rights…. But this is never going to happen if we insist on making it one or their other.

Julia Malott

Julia Malott is a Canadian based transgender individual who advocates for bridging the gap between diverse viewpoints on gender identity and ideology. Julia is the host of Alotta Thoughts Podcast which features bi-weekly long form discussions exploring the complexity of sex and gender.

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Julia Malott

Julia Malott is a Canadian based transgender individual who advocates for bridging the gap between diverse viewpoints on gender identity and ideology. Julia is the host of Alotta Thoughts Podcast which features bi-weekly long form discussions exploring the complexity of sex and gender.