Even though are many forms of protests that have taken place in favor of Transgenders protesting for civil rights they do not compare to the organization and planning the took place in 1955-56. This was the time when Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) lead a march in Alabama and organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott. On a website dedicated to the facts of black history it states, “The 1955-56 Montgomery Bus Boycott, a protest against segregated public facilities in Alabama, was led by Martin Luther King Jr. and lasted for 381 days.” (History.com) Clearly, because of the dedication and the planned out protests it's easy to see how even though the protest so far of transgender rights or the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) community in general so far have been effective so far, they do not compare in a sense of planning and organization. However, they do have some powerful protests that are planned to occur in the near future. “Protesters will hold at least two anti-Donald Trump demonstrations on Saturday in Chicago... Hundreds are expected in the Boystown neighborhood for a transgender rights demonstration. Advocates are angry about the Trump administration’s decision to change federal protections for trans students regarding bathroom use.” (Krammins). Clearly, even though the LGBTQs across our nation they haven't gone so far and reached the magnitude of a 381 day protest quite yet. Therefore, even though there are many alike things about these two minority groups one major difference is their systems of protesting for their civil rights.
"Every single American- Gay, Straight, Lesbian, Bisexual,Transgender- Every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law and the eyes or our society. "-President Obama
Overall, it is easy to see the pain and suffering that has occurred so far, however, there are many things you can do to get involved to help transgenders. Even though are there are various methods to helping this cause one of the easiest and most effective way to help out is support. The majority of the transgenders “...don't feel welcome or safe in their own home.” (Lambda Legal). Additionally, as stated above many are facing workplace discrimination. Statistics show that, “26% of lost their jobs for being transgender, and 97% are mistreated at work.” (Krammins). Clearly, because these margins are so huge and so many people of this minority are being mistreated something needs to change. It is easy to conclude that transgenders are missing basic civil rights, however, you can make the change that is need. You are able to help these people and give much needed support. Because through and through, we are all human.