I disagree that it’s quite that simple, but there’s some truth to it. In fact that’s going to be true about almost any minority group in America. Watch:
White people are just lazy and complacent, and don’t see black people as truly human enough not to be randomly killed by police.
Americans are just lazy and complacent, and don’t see migrant workers as truly human enough not to be raped, paid a decent wage, not slaughtered or dehumanized by ICE while working the fields.
Men are just paranoid and selfish and don’t see women as truly human enough to make decisions about their own bodies or be paid fairly.
You see. These are all simplifications, of really complicated issues, but somewhat true, in each case. Nobody occupying a position of power ever wants to change a damn thing to benefit those who are not in power. If you want change, you do have to work for it. You have to turn it into a movement. Most Cis people are not going to stop using pronouns the way they are accostumed because trans people insist upon it. Just like most white people are not going to do a damn thing to prevent police officers from murdering black (and also probably trans) people in the streets, although literally thousands have taken to the streets screaming black lives matter.