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Protesters chant “Trans Rights Are Human Rights!” at rally against Trump’s Anti-Trans Military Statements

Trump is waging a cultural war against those who champion LGBT rights.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Times Square, New York, yesterday in response to President Trump’s tweet against trans people serving in the military.

Yesterday Trump took to Twitter to renege on his campaign promise to fight for LGBT freedoms and beliefs.

This is in stark contrast to his tweet from June 14, 2016: “Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.”

Trump may have not realized that the “T” in LGBT stands for “Transgender.” However, his actions and policies have made it clear that he has no intention of fighting for any LGBT rights; rather, stripping them away.

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Protesters held signs and shouted, “Trans rights are human rights,” and calls of “Resist!” and “Shame!”

Tanya Walker, US Army Veteran, co-founder of the New York Trans Advocacy Group

Politicians like NYC Councilman Corey Johnson and NYC Public Advocate Letitia James took to the podium together with trans and other LGB activists like  Tanya Walker, a trans US Army veteran, to demand equal rights.

NYC Public Advocate Letitia James

“There’s just no other way to say it. It’s discrimination in all of its forms,” Letitia James, Public Advocate for the City of New York shouted into a megaphone at the rally. “So we’ve got to come together all of us and stand up to this kind of hate in this country. This will not stand. All of us are greater than Donald Trump. And so all of us must rise up and resist this man who believes that he can divide us. We will not be divided by sex. We will not be divided by race. We will not be divided as country. We will all rise up and resist this man.”

NYC Councilman Corey Johnson

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