Transgender Lives Matter - Labor Beat video - 12 minutes
Transgender Lives Matter
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As part of a national response to Trump’s attempts to reverse federal protections for transgender students in public schools, a rally was held in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood. At the February 25, 2017 “Stand Up for Transgender Rights” gathering, speakers explained their objections to Trump’s policies.
Microbiologist Gabriel Vidrine told the assembly: “Conservatives want us barred from public life, from participation in democracy, out of sign, and hidden away. [They] decided to take the coward’s road towards that goal and attack those who cannot defend themselves against it — children. The removal of the guidance for schools allowing transgender children to use the bathroom they are most comfortable in is a direct attack on children, and an indirect one on the ability of transgender people to take part in public life". Kevin Borrini Morrison explained why people beyond the transgender community should also be concerned: “The actions of this current administration have done more to dis-unite communities in the country. We need to stand up…for any part of the community that is being pushed out.” Length 12:25.
Chicago 2/25/17 transgender lives matter rally against Trumps policies. Photo: Labor Beat
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