Nonetheless, I recognize that when trans people lose their rights, gay, lesbian, and bi people can lose their rights, too. This is a longstanding dispute in the LGBT political community -- should T be part of LGBT?
I think it must be and many other LGBT people are of the same opinion.
Coincidentally, LGBT Nation republished an excellent article this week (link here) with the title "Three ways the LGB community is screwed if transgender rights fail."
The three arguments are laid out in detail. I'll just list them here:
1. LGB people can be banned from bathrooms and locker rooms, too.
2. "Don't ask don't tell" can be brought back to the military or anywhere else in the government and/or private sector.
3. LGB people will lose their last, best chance at job protections.
Read the piece and share it. We're all in this together. When some of us lose, we all lose.
And when we band together and fight back, without excluding anyone, then we are stronger.