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Transgender Americans Have a Message for Trump: We Won't Be Erased
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=49379"><span class="small">Opheli Garcia Lawler, The Cut</span></a>   
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 08:31

Lawler writes: "On Sunday morning, the New York Times published a report detailing a memo from the Trump administration that would effectively erase federal recognition of trans and nonbinary gender identities."

Transgender rights campaigners protest outside the White House. (photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Transgender rights campaigners protest outside the White House. (photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)


Transgender Americans Have a Message for Trump: We Won't Be Erased

By Opheli Garcia Lawler, The Cut

23 October 18

 

n Sunday morning, the New York Times published a report detailing a memo from the Trump administration that would effectively erase federal recognition of trans and nonbinary gender identities. The Department of Health and Human Services would make changes to Title IX definitions of gender, only recognizing male and female sex, which could be DNA tested to determine. It would also define gender as “unchangeable.”

The effects of such a policy would be devastating to over 1 million Americans — access to health care, housing, and other public services would be limited or withheld completely. This is not the Trump’s administration first attack on transgender Americans. Trump himself once tweeted out a proposal to not allow trans Americans to serve in the military.

In response to the latest proposal, trans and nonbinary people began to share photos of themselves under the hashtag #WontBeErased, as part of the larger response to Trump’s devastating policy proposal. Below are words and photos shared by the transgender and nonbinary community, and organizations who advocate for their human rights.

In addition to a response on social media, there were also be acts of protest occurring across the country. The Transgender Center for Equality and Lambda Legal announced that there will be a rally in New York City on Sunday at 6 p.m. Indya Moore, Lucy Diavolo, Tourmaline and more will speak at the event. On Monday, there will be a rally outside of the White House at 12:30 p.m.

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0 # jwb110 2018-10-23 11:02
I have traveled quite a but and when I have been in D.C. it appears to be the gayest city in the country. (Many of them Conservative Republicans in the deepest walk-in closets available.) That community provides services for much of the industry of any sitting government. Catering, party planning, real estate, salons, party rentals, design services, etc. If the D.C. community decides to boycott those people who support removing American Citizens from Civil Rights protection it could send a powerful message. Will they do it? Who knows? But if you get your enemy by turning the tables their hearts and minds might see the error of their ways. Just a thought.