Welcome to The Trans Inclusive Moderate Empathy Movement.

There is but one way to be on the right side of history, and that way is to stand up and write the history.

Dark clouds are beginning to form in the nation's capital in ways that pose a serious threat to everything that sensible Americans hold near and dear. The surge of nationalism by Neo-Nazis and other white supremacist groups has been shown through undemocratic, exclusionary actions and pronouncements more typically found in other parts of the world. The Transgender Inclusive Moderate Empathetic movement (T.I.M.E.) stands in solidarity with others to promote all that is life affirming in the United States. T.I.M.E.was founded to establish and promote the dissemination of positive, accurate information about and depictions of transgender and gender non-binary persons, to vigorously combat trans-malevolence and queer-phobia, and to secure equity for the same in civil and human rights. We seek for ourselves nothing more than the rights of self-determination that are embodied in the phrase, "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Indeed, recent pronouncements in Washington, D.C. by the president-elect and his advisors should be of enormous concern to anyone of good will. In these increasingly harsh times in which we live, other marginalized groups have numerous reasons to be concerned for their personal safety and well-being. Following the general election, law-abiding individuals have suffered physical or verbal assaults or lost their lives at the hands of extremists seeking to intimidate and oppress those who, in their eyes, are "inferior" and outsiders. If history is any indicator of trends, we can expect such bullying and hate-speech to escalate to unprecedented proportions, negatively affecting Jews, Muslims, LGBTQ persons, immigrants, all women, and anyone who actively demonstratesa commitment to equality and justice for all.

T.I.M.E. solicits support for a diversity rally and a call for broad-based coalition building. Subject to securing site permissions, it will take place on the Cal State Fullerton campus, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. This rally has nothing to do with typical partisan politics. Rather, it seeks to call together those who cherish the various hues of human and biodiversity and pledge to protect the same. Speakers and audience members will celebrate LGBTQ people, all types of women, undocumented immigrants, and others who have made this a great nation. We must be ever mindful of our interconnectedness, reaffirming our shared humanity, and assisting one another in projects that improve living standards, champion social and economic justice, build a sense of community, enhance cultural diversity, protect the natural environment, and respect time-honored modes of governance in civil society