“Basil Soper, producer and executive director of multimedia documentary project Transilient, tells Bustle that the candidates' mentions of trans rights without serious discussion of how to address the problems that trans people face every day amounted to a "tokenizing" conversation.
"For years, liberal LGBT folks do a whole lot of talking about trans women of color and the violence they face, but nobody has come up with a serious plan on how to take this action head on," Soper says. "Trans women of color need to be liberated on their own terms and we as a nation need to figure out how to support those terms."
The way to do this, according to both Hunter and Soper, is to actually involve trans women of color in crafting policy. “