The people are fighting back!
Later that day, a couple hundred of protestors gathered outside the U.S. Army Career Center in Times Square to denounce the President’s latest discriminatory policy. Many held up signs that read “Resist!”
Several organizations — including Equality New York, GLAAD, and the New York Civil Liberties Union — made their presence known at the demonstration.
U.S. Army veteran and trans woman Tanya Walker told the crowd:
├óΓé¼┬│It is our duty to fight… It is our duty to win. We must love each other and protect each other.”
Jacqueline Swannick, trans woman and former Army medic, told the Huffington Post:
“Transgender people should be able to serve just like everyone… It sends a very bad message that we’re not equal to other Americans.”
Marches were also held in San Francisco and Portland.
Ch-ch-check out the pics from the protest (below)!
Here standing with NYers to say #TransRightsAreHumanRights – all civilians and military should be united in saying #NoTransBan pic.twitter.com/wmDsv1kXMr
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Carlina Rivera (@CarlinaRivera) July 26, 2017
Rally for #transgender #equality in protest of today’s headlines in Times Square. #nyc #dumptrump #trans #transexual #human #humanrights #equality #military #protest #nonbinary #partisan #unite #lgbt #strongertogetherA post shared by Jordan (@jordanstovall) on Jul 26, 2017 at 2:26pm PDT
Rally against the #transban in Times Square right now! #TransRightsAreHumanRightsA post shared by New York Civil Liberties Union (@nyclu) on Jul 26, 2017 at 2:44pm PDT
Happening now in Times Square #pride #resist #loveislove #bekind #protest #lgbtq #humanrights #beatricemoritzphotography #transrightsarehumanrightsA post shared by Beatrice Moritz (@beatricemoritz) on Jul 26, 2017 at 2:59pm PDT
Trans people are not a disruption. Trans service-members deserve better from their commander-in-chief. #resistA post shared by Malia Ren├â┬⌐e Brown (@maliab24) on Jul 26, 2017 at 2:54pm PDT
” to note: There are currently more than 15,500 transgender people serving in the military today.” -ACLU #TransRightsAreHumanRights #socialjusticeA post shared by Samara (@samara_ues) on Jul 26, 2017 at 2:32pm PDT
[Image via Instagram.]