We have to do everything we can to increase basic human protections and rights. Trans children are entitled to feel safe and respected and cared for as much as any other child. Any policy that excludes a person from feeling comfortable in their own skin is despicable. Progress is now. Change is happening. It’s time to embrace that and celebrate it along with the lives of our youth. Why inflict the scars on another generation that we know have hurt others? May these children know as little of the pain of the transphobia that has mutilated our country as possible. And May we stop taking out our own traumas on others.