The Advocate.com has published an op-ed from NCTE Executive Director Mara Keisling on 14 cultural and political advancements that made 2011 great for trans people:
For eight years, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to be doing trans social justice work. And as I look back at what has been accomplished, I can say that 2011 is especially marked by victory after victory. Most Americans now know a little bit more about the struggle trans people face. Every day people are becoming stronger trans allies. From the trans actors we are finally seeing on movie and television screens, to local nondiscrimination laws, and to the global call for LGBT rights, there is real change in nearly every facet of our lives.
Read the full article here.