Get Used to More Davids Becoming Dianes

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You have to hand it to Rep. Barney Frank, the man knows how to empathize. In the first-ever congressional hearing on workplace discrimination against transgender people, held by the House in late June in an Education and Labor subcommittee, Frank said he understands what it means to be trapped in the wrong body because that is what happens when his legislation gets bogged down over in the Senate.

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender or LGBT, for short press called the congressional hearing on gender identity discrimination “historic” and “groundbreaking.” The mainstream media pretty much ignored it, but the issue is worth keeping an eye on.