(Telesur TV) -- Transgender people in the U.S. have a long history of being ignored by the mainstream LGBT rights movement. This movement, built off the struggle of trans activists and organizers in the 1960’s and quickly co-opted by white, middle-to-upper class gay men and women, has long fixated on assimilation, marriage, normality, and equality, but not justice.
However, after the Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage in June 2015, the movement has been echoing a new line: time for transgender rights.
But which rights?
Advertisement - story continues below
The “transgender rights” that the mainstream LGBT rights movement seeks – transgender military inclusion one of many – are steeped in the same assimilationist rhetoric that drives its other successes.