Philly's transgender community responds to Trump admin attempt to redefine gender

The city will Rally for Trans Existence and Resistance at Love Park on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Cherri Gregg
October 22, 2018 - 10:00 pm
Philly responds to Trump Administration's attempt to redefine gender

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The City of Philadelphia, the LGBTQ community and trans allies are responding strongly in opposition to the Trump administration's attempt to redefine gender. If approved, it would limit gender to an unchangeable condition defined at birth.

Transgender woman and activist Deja Alvarez recently updated her Facebook profile with a photo, and a blue banner, that says "Transgender People #Won'tBeErased." 

"They're trying to erase the little bit of traction that we've gotten," she said. 

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The social media effort is just one response to the Trump administration's proposal to limit gender to the biological condition found at birth.

Advocates fear a change would force many transgender individuals back into the closet and embolden hateful attacks.

Trans individuals are the mostly likely to suffer assault and more among those in the LGBTQ community.

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Mayor Jim Kenney condemned the Trump administration proposal, calling all citizens to stand with transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals. 

The city will Rally for Trans Existence and Resistance at Love Park on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.