A society that does not celebrate, respect or tolerate all peoples is an unjust society. That is why so many people protested against the movie Avatar on
December 18, 2009.
Avatar was conceived during the years of the Bush Regime, a time of despair, hate and intolerance. The Bush Regime started two wars, banned gay marriage, and declared war on science by banning stem cell research and denying the reality of Climate Change. People were arrested and detained without any legal reason and were tortured.
But we live in a new era. President Obama is guiding us to progress but a lot still needs to be done. Avatar insulted that progress by presenting us with a vision of the future that ignored Evolution and had no gay or transgender characters here on Earth or on Pandora. People don’t want that vision. We don’t want that future.
I had to wait years to get my breast implants because the American health care system refused to cover the cost of the procedure. That is an injustice. I was denied my right to health care and my right to be who I am. I was told I was "male".
President Obama is working to make sure that will not happen to people in the future. Americans are very close to having access to health care regardless of their gender-status, racial-status or their sexual-status. We cannot allow people of hate, the religious, the Republicans or Conservatives or any non-progressive person to deny us our rights. Gender-reassignment surgery is a right and is necessary for a progressive society to provide to all people.
This is not about stopping a movie. This is about protecting and defending human rights. Tolerance and diversity and health care are basic human rights.