Hell no to the memo

If you have trans, gender nonconforming, or intersex family or friends, or even if you’re a person with an ounce of empathy and compassion, it’s been another terrible week in Trump’s America. According to a DHHS memo exposed by the New York Times, the administration seeks to define sex based on genitalia recorded at birth. There’s no science behind this. It’s just another cruel attack on people who are already marginalized and traumatized.

There’s no liberation without trans liberation. There’s no throwing anyone under the bus. The only way we get through this is together.

As for what to do about it, Chase Strangio of the ACLU offers seven action items here, including donating to organizations doing the work, having hard conversations with cis folk, and seeking out and supporting the work of trans and non-binary writers and activists.

Front and center: get out the vote.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Visit Red to Blue SF and learn all the ways you can pitch in to ensure that a Democratic congress stops the Trump agenda in 2019 and for the duration!


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Tracy GO Team 10/27
Saturday, October 27
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Phone bank at “The Fortress”
Saturday, October 27
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Saturday, November 3
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Sunday, November 18
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Stand Up SF Holiday Party
Saturday, December 1
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1436 Taylor Street
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Thank you for all that you do,
Rachel