#WontBeErased. Trans community up in arms over Trump policy to deny their rights.

By | 2018-10-22T07:48:07+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments


Courtesy of NYT:

Activists in the L.G.B.T. community mobilized a fast and fierce campaign on Sunday to say transgender people cannot be expunged from society, in response to an unreleased Trump administration memo that proposes a strict definition of gender based on a person’s genitalia at birth.

The existence of the draft memo, the administration’s latest effort to roll back the recognition and protection of transgender people under federal civil rights law, was reported by The New York Times on Sunday morning.

Within hours, the hashtag #WontBeErased circulated on social media. By Sunday evening, a rally for transgender rights took place in New York; another was planned for Monday in Washington.

“You saw such a massive response because this attack on the trans community is essentially trying to erase the trans community from the face of this country and we’re not going to stand for that,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, the president and chief executive of Glaad, a media advocacy group for L.G.B.T. people.

When I first posted about this on Sunday there was one response in the comments from the mother of a trans son saying that there was no way he was going back into the closet. 

Clearly, he is not the only member of this community who feels that way. 

Human rights are human rights, and EVERY human deserves to be loved and accepted for who they are. 

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8 Comments

  1. JB$-MAGAlomaniacs October 23, 2018 at 6:45 am

    https://quillette.com/2018/10/22/the-onward-march-of-christian-political-power/

    OT?“Judeo-Christian VALUE$” he debates over school prayer, stem cells, and evolution, have evolved into debates over religious liberty, transgender rights, and whether or not employees for functionally atheological corporate entities should be compelled to provide customers with a religiously-laden greeting during the winter holidays.
    how is the Christian right able to do all this?

    1. The Tireless Hustle of Conservative Christian Personalities

    2. The Politically Active Conservative Organization
    The Family Research Council, The Heritage Foundation, The Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission,The Federalist Society, and more more more
    These organizations exist to secure a singular objective: the social and political hegemony of Christian moral teaching. They tend to be not-for-profit entities funded by rich donors and pastor-directed financial support.

    3. The Right-Wing Media Ecosystem AKA “Fox Evangelicalism.”

    “in 2016, four out of five white evangelicals voted for a man whose life is a middle finger wagging in God’s eye—an uninterrupted desecration of Christ’s Sermon on the Mount.”
    Thought-experiment: Would Evangelicals Elect Lucifer?

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/attendance-collapses-creationist-ark-museum-kentucky-taxpayers-spent-millions-building-theme-park/

  2. $BM October 23, 2018 at 6:54 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/23/man-arrested-for-groping-woman-told-authorities-trump-says-its-ok.html

    OT?
    “We received a lot of questions online, Mr. Trump about the tape that was released on Friday, as you can imagine. You called what you said ‘locker room banter’. You described kissing women without consent, grabbing their genitals. That is sexual assault. You bragged that you have sexually assaulted women. Do you understand that?”

    And Trump responded by saying “No.” OK

  3. AK Lynne October 23, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Not sure if I am the mom Jesse referred to above, but I’d like to comment (or add to the comments) about this. My trans son is an activist for transgenders (families of trans kids in particular), and since Trump became president (so called), he has been invited to school districts, universities and community organizations all over the United States, including the red states, to educate providers, teachers, and anyone else who comes in contact with these trans families to help their organizations become more trans inclusive. He gives training workshops to doctors, psychologists, teachers, parents, even religious leaders who start out completely against transgenders (and don’t think the prospect of facing them wasn’t scary), and any other professionals who want to learn more and work better with these kids and their families. His support groups for trans families is growing by leaps and bounds every year. It’s a far cry from the absolute devastation and fear he felt the day after the 2018 elections. The entire trans community was terrified, but this miserable excuse for a human, Trump, has raised up a lot of wonderful people who are supportive and don’t intend to let these disgusting things happen to their students, family and friends. You can be sure this grass roots movement, if you care to call it that, is not going away…not now, not ever!

  4. AK Lynne October 23, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Correct that…the 2016 elections…when he was the keynote speaker at a Power & Privilege seminar at the University of Alaska in Juneau

  5. Anon October 23, 2018 at 8:13 am

    OT/ Bomb squad technicians detonated the package in a nearby wooded area, police told the newspaper.
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking into the incident

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/10/23/suspected-explosive-device-found-at-george-soros-new-york-home.html

  6. Carol Green October 23, 2018 at 9:14 am

    I’d like to make one thing Perfectly Clear: I am a “straight” 73 year old woman and I, and MILLIONS LIKE ME, will fight this despicable fascist administration on every single bigoted proposal. I’ll fight for the protection of civil rights for every person, whatever gender they identify with.

    NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Vote against Evil.

    • Beaglemom October 23, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      Carol Green, I’m over a year older than you and I agree with you 100%.

  7. Anonymous October 26, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    And *NOW* suddenly Caitlyn Jenner has decided she can no longer support Donald Trump. Now. It’s taken this long and this issue that hits close to home to finally change her mind about supporting this racist bigot. This spewer of lies and hate.

    I could make some generalized derogatory comments regarding the intelligence of jocks, disparaging the thinking skills of athletes, but I won’t. Most athletes are quite intelligent, organized, disciplined and sensitive to others, especially those that have learned to be TEAM players. But as in any discipline, there are always outliers.

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