At the New York Times “Room for Debate,” John argues that gay rights and transgender rights are related but distinct:
Each group has distinctive needs and challenges. By jumbling them all together into one alphabet soup — L.G.B.T.Q.I.T.S.L.F.A.A., anyone? — we run the risk of covering or erasing people’s experiences, especially those who are already most marginalized.
Read the full article here. And check out this video, which explains some of the distinctions: