October 21, 2018

Dear Mr. VP,

News broke this weekend that your administration is (not surprisingly) trying to write trans people out of existence, by narrowly defining gender.

In response, I wanted to highlight the words of Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality:

“At the heart of our work at NCTE is the belief that no one should have to suffer just to be true to themselves. And yet transgender people are still often forced from their homes, fired from their jobs, harassed at their schools, and denied the most basic level of dignity by a broken system. Knowing this, millions of transgender people wake up every day and step into an uncertain world. This is the most common trait shared by transgender people: A strength and resilience for hard and difficult times. If this administration is hoping to demoralize us, they will be disappointed. If they are hoping we will give up, they should reconsider the power of our persistence and our fury.”

D

 

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