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Today, enemies of equality are using the same old failed tactics they’ve used in the past to attack the transgender and non-binary community. They are targeting transgender kids with hateful bills in state legislatures across the country and using the media to spread lies and misinformation. We’ve all been here and seen this before. And this hateful political manuevering is happening at the same time that transgender people, especially Black transgender women, are facing an epidemic of violence. Those of us who have experienced hate simply for being ourselves know the longstanding damage this can have on our lives.
We’re asking you to join us in fighting for our transgender and non-binary siblings by signing our Pledge. Enough is enough.
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How many transgender and non-binary lives must be taken for people to pay attention? How many hateful bills will anti-trans politicians have to put forward for more folks to say they’re sick of it? How much dangerous and stigmatizing rhetoric about transgender people will influential people get away with before it’s finally a deal-breaker? When will enough be enough?
Enough starts today… with you and your renewed commitment to uplifting and supporting the transgender and non-binary community. Can we count on you?
COUNT ME IN.
This is about more than words on paper; this is about taking action, fighting back and showing up in a real way for trans people at every chance you get. This is about turning our solidarity into our collective power, not speaking for but putting in the work with the community to advance justice.
Together, we can transform the world.
TRANSGENDER PEOPLE ARE UNDER ATTACK EVERYWHERE
In state legislatures across the country...
Legislators in statehouses across the country are using the same old failed tactics to target transgender and non-binary youth that we’ve seen time and time again in prior attacks against our community. They’re targeting the very rights and dignities that every child is entitled to, from penalizing science-based and medically-needed care, to banning transgender athletes from participating in sports, to prohibiting transgender and non-binary people from correcting the gender marker on their identification.
In the media and pop culture…
From Tucker Carlson to J.K. Rowling, influential figures in the media continue to use their platforms to perpetuate dangerous misinformation and fear. Carlson called the concept of a trans child “grotesque” and equated parents supporting transgender youth to child abuse. (Remember when they used to say the same thing about gay kids?) The Harry Potter author doubled down on her harmful transphobic views and used her platform to spread anti-trans propaganda that is as factless as it is shameful. Her comments hurt millions of fans -- especially trans and non-binary fans -- who grew up loving the wizarding world she built, and did real harm to the trans and non-binary community.
Transgender lives are on the line...
2020 was the deadliest year on record for transgender people, especially Black and Brown trans people. At least 44 transgender or gender non-conforming people were violently killed last year. We say “at least” because too often these deaths go unreported or misreported. Sadly, this trend continues. So far in 2021, we know of at least twelve transgender people who have been killed. The people violently taken from us aren’t numbers or statistics … they are loving partners, parents, family members and friends. They are our neighbors, torn from our communities. This violence is an epidemic and it must be addressed.
We’ve had enough. It's on us to do something about this. We need you to take action HRC and transgender and non-binary people around the globe. Can We Count You In?