While the policy isn’t in full effect yet according to White House Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, his stream of tweets are still alarming and offensive as he wanted to take away their medical aid. He also said that the trans community will cause a “disruption” in the military.
This prompted several people, even celebrities like Mark Hamill, Kim Kardashian, and Laverne Cox, to post in solidarity with the trans community. They also made #TransRightsAreHumanRights trend to let Trump know that he shouldn’t ostracize the men and women who are fighting to protect them.
We should realize that this isn’t just a problem among the trans community in the US. This kind of discrimination, whether in the military or on the streets, happens daily. And we shouldn’t keep quiet about protecting their rights as human beings.