I’m attending a conference on LGBTQ+ Rights. This morning we talked about the economic opportunities of the Trans community in the Northern Triangle. Watching the video “Jóvenes Desprotegidas”
We discussed how closed society is officially and culturally to trans people. Violence is expected. As one of the activists said: “It feels radical to be in a Christian retreat center as a trans woman. It is more radical to express love toward a trans person than to express violence toward them.”
It is radical that Cristosal is intentionally employing trans activists. There is so much work, and the group is so dedicated. They are also such a joy to be around. Barbara Holmes, in her new book Crisis Contemplation talks about the practice of joy:
Practicing joy is a protest against the systems which dehumanize.