I was just in Orlando on a quickly scheduled visit to spend some time with a cousin there for a few days for a convention. She'd done Disney the day before so at lunch talked about one of the exhibits--I had deeply troubling things on my mind that I had just learned but not yet processed, keeping me from tending to other things someone might have thought I should have responded too more quickly instead of saving for when I was in a better mood and so wasn't concentrating well but I think she said it was the Hall of Presidents which her husband wanted to see. And she kept going on and on about how the spokesperson introducing the exhibit was a trans person.
She didn't know if the person was transsexual or a cross-dressing male but she was certain the person represented gender bending in some form and so she kept expressing how impressed she was that Disney was not merely accepting of the LGBT community (my cousin is str8, if that matters) but that they'd go as far as to (indelicately put) put one up front and center.
I wasn't quite sure how to take her enthusiasm. I suppose I should have been excited too at our progress in the world, that Disney wouldn't discriminate against transexuality but in that moment I felt it was so due us, that I found myself getting slightly offended by my cousin's excitement. It's a weird thing these mix of feelings.
I had the same thing with insurance recently. Supposedly risk had been reassessed and so while the company tried raising my rates by more than 20%, by canceling my policy and starting a fresh one, with more coverage, with the same company, my rates went down by more than 40%. I wanted to be only happy that I'd saved all that money. But instead I was a little pissed that they'd been ripping me off all these years.
Gaining our rights are long overdue. I hope all attending enjoy their Disney celebration.