Standing with the Trans Community During #Pride Month as Trump Rescinds Trans Healthcare Protections
Today I learned the Trump Administration officially rescinded health care protections for transgender people on June 12, 2020.
Since 1999, June has been a time to promote the dignity, equality, and increased visibility of the LGBTQ community. June was selected as Pride Month to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which resulted from a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. The protests and riots that followed over the next few nights are seen as watershed moments that helped organize LGBTQ pride marches across the United States.
One of the Mother's of Pride Month was the #Black #Trans #Activist Marsha P. Johnson, who was not only one of the veterans of the Stonewall Riots, she was also a lifelong organizer and advocate for the Trans and Gay community until her untimely death.
In addition to this being #Pride Month, today is also a somber Memorial Day.
On this day, 4 years ago, LGBTQ patrons of the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, FL were massacred.