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Transgender Day of Visibility Sees Rallies, Celebrations, and GOP Attacks

HeadlineApr 01, 2024

Yesterday marked the 15th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility. President Biden issued a proclamation “honoring the extraordinary courage and contributions of transgender Americans” and recognizing March 31 as Transgender Day of Visibility. Biden has recognized the date every year since taking office, but Republican lawmakers and Trump attacked Biden for the move, since the holiday coincided this year with Easter Sunday.

Amid a Republican crackdown on their rights, trans and nonbinary communities led rallies at statehouses across the nation Sunday to celebrate trans joy and demand equitable rights.

Elsewhere, activists in Mexico City were met with riot police and tear gas as they marched to demand a law protecting the rights of transgender people. This is activist Jennifer Rodriguez.

Jennifer Rodriguez: “We want respect for our human rights. We don’t want to be discriminated against when we apply for a job. We want the medical assistance we deserve. We want to be able to get a house and all the benefits free marriage provides. We don’t want to be killed only for being different. We don’t want sex work to be our one unique option to survive. While the government doesn’t provide all these, we want our integral trans law that gives us the right to express our identity and change our gender and make hormonal changes when we come to legal age.”

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