Readers, if you have not yet, watch this speech. If you have seen the link, noticed it’s thirty minutes long and set it aside for later, watch it now anyway. It is absolutely worth it. Laverne is a fantastic leader and role model for the entire LGBT community.
However you currently feel about activism, about the fight for LGBT equality, and specifically about the struggles of trans people, you will be that much more motivated and passionate after watching Laverne’s talk: