This morning Donald Trump published a series of Tweets announcing a ban on transgender people serving in the US military.
HER is is a community of LGBTQIA+ people, with millions of transgender members and allies and we will not accept this. His bigotry, offensive discrimination and continued marginalization of the LGBTQ+ community is an attack on all of us and we must stand against this.
While details are surfaced about how he intends to implement this we want to make some things very clear.
Transgender military service people are loved, valued and honored by citizens for their service.
Transgender military members have chosen to stand for their country and we, in turn, must stand for them.
Our community will stand united and support our trans family. Because trans rights are human rights.
Below is a list of different ways you can help support trans people and the organizations that will be leading the fight against this ban.
We ask you to please contribute however you can but above all, please take action.
1. Sign the protest petition
Just launched this petition will collate all those that protest. Sign it and share it.
2. Donate to organizations that will fight this in court
Four leading organizations that will be fighting this ban in the courts & proteinic trans rights need financial support. Please donate to:
National Center For Transgender Equality: http://www.transequality.org/action-centers
National Centre for Lesbian Rights: http://www.nclrights.org/
HRC: http://www.hrc.org/Call your representatives
Pick up the phone and call. Keep calling. You can find who to call here: https://5calls.org/issue/recHzG9yDRjiJi3nY
3. Attend a protest
Protests will be announced through today and the rest of the week. Go to events on Facebook, search by cause.
Follow the hashtag #transrightsarehumanrights on Twitter
We will continue to update this post and the events section of the Feed with any protests that are announced
San Francisco: protest scheduled here
New York: protest scheduled here
DC: Protest scheduled here
4. Be vocal in your support
Keep posting, sharing, commenting and speaking to friends and colleagues about your support of transgender people and their equal rights.
We will keep you updated with more news as we have it