From mammoth ocean beasts that dwell just below the surface to polychaetes that graze flora upon the seabed, the ocean is full of diverse species of all shapes and sizes and each creature plays a huge role in the ocean’s ecosystem.
But today, I am here to share with you the most impactful creature of them all. The seahorse.
While not big in size, this fish moves at ground shattering momentum that we can transfer to above world issues and inequalities. The seahorse is a magnificent creature with an outstanding trait that reverses the “standard” rules above land: The male seahorse is the one to give birth.
This simple change in roles leaves bigotry in the dust. With animals like the seahorse advocating for transgender rights, the animal kingdom is making a statement on how society acts today.
We are always in need of transgender leadership within our world, and what better way than to call upon a fishy friend to keep the alt right in check.
How can I support the conservation of Sea Horses?
With an animal this prominent in the trans community, it is vital that we protect the community that it represents. Donating to your local transgender rights organization is a safe and important way to ensure the longevity of the sea horse.
Becoming trans yourself is also a great way to support our marine friends.
As renowned oceanographer Jacques Yves Cousteau once said,
“The best way to support a fish is to become a fish”.Jacques Yves Cousteau
While it is expected that we keep trans persyns that are above shore happy and welcomed, it is important that we do not forget our allies under the tide <3.
Cayde is a father to two and a lifelong conservationist. When not committing time to the local zoo, Cayde spends his time creating and disseminating educational materials for local schools that help kids understand why protecting animals and LGBTQIA+ rights is so important.