Celebrating the ‘T’ in LGBT

‘Even if someone says the term LGBT, no one really knows what the ‘T’ stands for,” remarks Elisha Alexander, one of Tel Aviv’s leading transgender community advocates.

While familiarity with the acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender has increased in recent years, awareness of the daily realities that transgender and transsexual people face still remain largely in the shadows, and even overshadowed by the blanket LGBT banner.

Therefore, Tel Aviv is placing the spotlight on the often marginalized community during this year’s 17th Annual Pride Festival. Transgender issues are also due to be front and center in the LGBT Knesset lobby this month and in other pride events around the country.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Celebrating-the-T-in-LGBT-405744

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