Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A trans campaigner will address the Democratic National Convention for the first time

The Human Rights Campaign’s National Press Secretary Sarah McBride will address the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, as the party meets to approve Hillary Clinton’s Presidential nomination.

According to HRC, it is the first time in history an openly transgender person will speak at a major party convention. 

Sarah said: “I’m honored for this opportunity to share my story and to be the first transgender person to speak at a major party convention. People must understand that even as we face daily harassment, tragic violence, and an onslaught of anti-LGBTQ political attacks across the country, we are real people merely seeking to be treated with the dignity and respect every person deserves".

Sarah McBride, who sits on the steering committee of the Trans United for Hillary campaign, was invited to speak on the main stage of the convention by the Congressional LGBT Caucus.

This speech is a significant milestone for LGBT community, and it sends a strong message that transgender people and their voices matter.

Meet 12 trans who are proud to support Hillary Clinton here

Monday, July 25, 2016

Dads for transgender equality

Countless parents of transgender youth are pledging to make the world safer for their children. 

HRC Foundation, the educational arm of LGBT advocacy group Human Rights Campaign, is proud to release a video highlighting some of the spectacular dads who are standing up and speaking out in support of their trans kids.

Fathers featured come from across the US, including North Carolina the state that passed a much-criticized bill (known as HB2) that prohibits any local ordinances granting anti-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In addition, it requires people to use public restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sex assigned at birth. 

Watch the awesome video below.