President Joe Biden on Wednesday honored America’s transgender community by declaring “Transgender rights are human rights,” and became the first U.S. President to mark Transgender Day of Visibility with a proclamation.
“Transgender rights are human rights — and I’m calling on every American to join me in uplifting the worth and dignity of transgender Americans,” Biden said on Twitter. “Together, we can stamp out discrimination and deliver on our nation’s promise of freedom and equality for all.”
The Washington Blade was first to report on Biden’s proclamation, which has yet to be officially published. According to the Blade an advance copy says:
Today, we honor and celebrate the achievements and
resiliency of transgender individuals and communities.
Transgender Day of Visibility recognizes the generations of
struggle, activism, and courage that have brought our country
closer to full equality for transgender and gender non-binary
people in the United States and around the world. Their
trailblazing work has given countless transgender individuals
the bravery to live openly and authentically. This hard-fought
progress is also shaping an increasingly accepting world in
which peers at school, teammates and coaches on the playing
field, colleagues at work, and allies in every corner of society
are standing in support and solidarity with the transgender
“Transgender Americans of all ages,” Biden adds, “face high rates of violence, harassment, and discrimination. Nearly one in three transgender Americans have experienced homelessness at some point in life. Transgender Americans continue to face discrimination in employment, housing, health care, and public accommodations. The crisis of violence against transgender women, especially transgender women of color, is a stain on our Nation’s conscience.”
In addition to the violence and discrimination transgender people face, as HRC reports at least 82 anti-transgender bills have already been filed in state legislatures across the country, more than last year’s record of 79.
Last month President Biden also tweeted:
Transgender rights are human rights — and the House made that clear today by passing the Equality Act.
Now it’s time for the Senate to do the same.
— President Biden (@POTUS) February 26, 2021
Just five days after taking office he reversed President Donald Trump’s devastating ban on transgender service members:
Today, I repealed the discriminatory ban on transgender people serving in the military. It’s simple: America is safer when everyone qualified to serve can do so openly and with pride.
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 25, 2021
Enjoy this piece?
… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.
NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.
Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.
- RIGHT WING EXTREMISTS1 day ago
WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki Brilliantly Smacks Down Newsmax Reporter Trying to Get Black UN Ambassador Fired
- DOMINIONISM2 days ago
Pastor: ‘God Is Coming to Save America’ From ‘Drag Queens’ and Coca-Cola ‘Telling Georgia How They Can Write Their Laws’
- RELIGIOUS HYPOCRISY1 day ago
Scandalous Scion Jerry Falwell Jr. Sued for $10 Million by Liberty University
- YOU CAN'T DO THAT2 days ago
Ted Cruz Will No Longer Wear a Mask in the Senate Despite CDC Guidelines and Rising COVID Cases
- RIGHT WING EXTREMISM2 days ago
Twitter Suspends Right Wing Activist James O’Keefe
- CRIME1 day ago
Top Oath Keeper First to Flip in Capitol Insurrection Domestic Terrorism Investigation
- RACISM A FEATURE NOT A BUG FOR GOP3 days ago
‘Tucker Carlson Is Right’ RNC Declares in Fundraising Email After Fox Host Promotes White Supremacy
- TICK TOCK2 days ago
Federal Judge Offers an Unprompted Warning for Trump: ‘Legal Consequences’ for Jan. 6 May Be Coming