SONGS IN THE KEY OF T
Remember when we thought Natalie Cole’s duet with her father was innovative? Kayhar, a transgender female singer, has upped the ante by recording versions of Jordin Sparks’ “Battlefield” before and after her transition and spliced them together into a video duet.
“Progress for the trans community has been painfully slow,” Kayhar told Huffington Post. “Despite some minor advances, society still sees us as only one of two things: sex objects or punch lines. Through my music, I hope to change that. Now is the time for a trans revolution. We’re more than what the media and society has portrayed us to be and the time has come to correct those wrongs.”
I think the reason why focus is put upon a person’s transition is because it reveals the full story about the person. It’s not something you can hide, because there will be people who know about the person pre-transition. Everyone wants their story to be known, and respected as a valid journey through the human experience. That’s why our brothers and sisters who are transgender deserve to walk side-by-side with us. If we’re supposed to champion equality, we must champion the totality of it.
@Snapdragon: thanks for taking time to patiently break it down for me. It helped alot.
@Rockery: You make a fair and good point about telling coming out stories, so thanks, even though you were unnecessarily buttheaded in the way you expressed it.