I'm a (my state) resident and registered voter. I have voted blue down the ticket in every election since I turned 18. I recently re-registered to vote as unaffiliated with any party and would like you all to know why.
The Democratic Party markets itself as the party of women's rights. I can no longer deny the fact that this is an utter illusion. You are putting male rapists and murderers in female prisons. You are erasing sports for women and girls to validate the feelings of men who say they are women. You are pushing anti-scientific propaganda and denying the reality of our biology in order to appease men. You are opening up our sex-segregated spaces and inviting in any man who says he is a woman, despite the immutable fact that men are not women and never can be, even with hormones and plastic surgery. Our gym and pool locker rooms where we walk around naked. Our bathrooms. Our domestic violence shelters. Anyone with a penis can just waltz on in now. All of our hard-earned rights, gone within a handful of years in order to bow to misogynistic entitlement. This is dangerous and that fact is becoming clearer by the day. There are men who want to ogle, hurt, and rape us, and they will indeed take full advantage of our boundaries being erased. This is a fact of life. To deny it is naive at best and sinister at worst. "What's the big deal?" Men are responsible for the overwhelming majority of rape and violent crime—that's the big deal. We'll no longer be able to identify this, however, if we pretend male perpetrators are female and record them as women in crime statistics.
How you're affecting children is equally unethical. Kids can't drink alcohol or get tattoos for good reason. Why would they be able to consent to puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and irreversible surgeries that will impact them for the rest of their lives? The vast majority of kids with gender dysphoria grow up to feel comfortable with their biological sex. It is impossible to change sex and detransitioners around the world are speaking out about this. Telling children the lie that they can change sex and will find comfort in their bodies if they do so has dire consequences. Gender dysphoria is a mental health condition that requires compassionate care. Lies are not compassionate. You wouldn't advocate telling an anorexic person that they are indeed fat and need to lose weight, would you?
This movement is also harmful to the LGB community. Lesbians and gay men are being bullied for not being attracted to members of the opposite sex. They are being robbed of the groups and spaces we all fought so hard for them to have while I was growing up. Lesbians do not want to have sex with people with penises, even if those men dress as women and call themselves women. They're still men. Gay men don't want to have sex with women who call themselves men. They're still women. Bisexuals like me are being told, "Bisexuality and pansexuality are the same thing. If you think otherwise, you're a bigot." They are not the same thing though. It is not bigoted not to be attracted to trans people. To deny this is happening to the LGB community is to stick one's head in the sand. It has happened to me. Promoting a movement that bullies people for not wanting to have sex with someone is rape culture. What happened to #MeToo? Does consent no longer matter? Was it all a farce?
I can imagine you all know all of this already and have been hearing these complaints from others. I used to believe the 'progressive' narrative, trust me. I used to go on social media and parrot the lies and mantras in the name of trans activism, but I knew in my gut something about all this was deeply wrong. Many people are waking up to this like I did, coming back to earth and acknowledging the reality that this has all gone too far and the consequences are horrific. I am not a right-winger or a white supremacist or anything along those lines, and that's true for many people on the left who oppose this whole thing and are moving to the right because they feel they have to. I won't be voting blue again until this madness ends and the Democrats stop pushing this agenda. For the first time in my life, I am politically homeless. Please stop this. Please fight for the rights of women and girls. Please protect the rights and spaces of gay and lesbian people. Please protect children rather than encouraging them to undergo irreversible experimental procedures. Please listen to detransitioners and their stories. I beg you. Many people are being hurt by this, and the Republicans will gain more voters and the ability to advance their agenda the longer this continues. Is that what we want?
Thank you for your time.