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In short, infighting seems to guarantee that whatever progress is made for gay men and lesbians, transgender people will continue to lag behind. We can’t afford that.

It is painful that the pressing issues of trans-rights seem forgotten beneath the din of wedding bells, but progress in civil rights can only come with the numbers and resources found in unity. Gay men and lesbians, for their part, ought to remember, on the way home from Niagara Falls, that it was drag queens and transsexuals at Stonewall who began this fight.

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— Jennifer Finney Boylan in a recent op-ed piece for the New York Times, We Want Cake, Too - NYTimes.com

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