The Only thing I will say on the matter is…

Give ’em Hope Administrator and all-round wonderful person, Syrra, shares some thoughts on the upcoming presidential elections; the importance of not just voting but voting wisely and the terrifying prospect of having a Trumped Up Toddler take charge.

Only thing I will say on the presidential elections is this… If ANY GOP candidate wins, though most especially Trump…? I WILL be moving to Canada.

This is not a joke post. The man, and by extension the party, that wants to see complete deconstruction of my basic civil rights as a Transwoman, and a Lesbian, has already spoken on how he will ensure that LGBT+ equal rights laws and protections are rescinded.

In preparation, I will be looking at finalizing my documents for my passport and looking into the possible securing of work and a work visa there in order to become not just a worker there, but a citizen.

I’m not going to sit here and discuss this matter, either. His words, and the rampant actions across the country to try to take my rights away, speak volumes. The level of LGBT hate in this country is escalating, not de-escalating…

I moved to WA state to get away from the hate…and now they want to bring it to my doorstep on a national level…by making my very existence illegal.

 I need to say this…

I was a trans-activist for quite a few years… I backed out of it because I felt my voice made no difference whatsoever.
However, this is something very important:
I realize that many people don’t like either of the two primary parties for one reason or another. But there are things far greater at stake than your own personal idiosyncrasies…


ANY vote not for the Democratic party’s chosen candidate is a vote for Donald Trump. Don’t fool yourself in this. NO candidate that is not a part of the Democratic or Republican party is going to be elected… You know this deep down, regardless of how much you may hate to admit it.

I’m not a big fan of Hillary OR Bernie… But I WILL be voting for whichever one of the two wins the ticket, because if I don’t? That means my vote is simply one less vote against the GOP…



About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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