Put plainly, the attack on the dignity of transgender Americans is an attack on the dignity of all Americans. And like the battles for abortion rights and bodily autonomy, the stakes of the fight for the rights and dignity of transgender people are high for all of us. There is no world in which their freedom is suppressed and yours is sustained.
— Jamelle Bouie, There Is No Dignity in This Kind of America
Or, in the words of novelist Michael Connelly: “Everybody counts or nobody counts.”