I think to achieve equality the only way is through the courts in this country. Unfortunately with the trump administration, we took a step back in that direction. I do think however that we made progress in the recent years at the state levels..but that is not nearly enough. The fact that transgender people can be afraid to walk down the street in certain American towns speaks to the intolerance that exists. I feel though, changing minds are much harder than simply educating the young and waiting for older generation to pass. In that sense, I’m hopeful that with enough noise, we will have a new generation more tolerant amongst us. (you might think this is idealistic hope, but I’m optimistic).