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LGBT Celebs Call for Action to Fight Trump's Anti-Trans Memo

LGBT Celebs Call for Action to Fight Trump's Anti-Trans Memo

LGBT Celebs Call for Action to Fight Trump's Anti-Trans Memo

Laverne Cox, Asia Kate Dillon, Peppermint and more have a message for Trump.

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The Trump administration is preparing another attack on the LGBTQ community.

The Department of Health and Human Services is planning on releasing a memo later this year denying the existence of transgender people, The New York Times reports.

"Sex means a person's status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth," the memo reads. "The sex listed on a person's birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person's sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence."

This memo effectively erases trans people from existence, including all the civil rights laws in place protecting them that ban discrimination. Genetic testing would be required to legally challenge the sex on the brith certificate. 

LGBT celebrities and activists are voicing their concerns over this latest attack on equality form the Trump administration:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!