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Pro-transgender banner is dropped at Dodger Stadium during World Series

A group of fans unveiled a massive pro-transgender banner that read ‘Trans People Deserve To Live’ during Sunday’s World Series game in Los Angeles.

The sign was dropped from Dodger Stadium’s upper deck during the fifth inning of the game between the Dodgers and Red Sox. 

The political message was emblazoned on a blue, pink and white transgender pride flag.

The banner’s appearance at the stadium came after President Donald Trump tweeted that he was watching the game a day earlier.

The huge pro-transgender banner was dropped from Dodger Stadium’s upper deck during the fifth inning of the game between the Dodgers and Red Sox on Sunday night

It also came just days after reports emerged that Trump’s administration was considering a policy change that would mean individuals would have to identify as the gender they were born. 

The banner was swiftly removed from the stadium.

It is not yet clear if an individual or group was behind the banner.  

A New York Times report last week included a memo showing that the Department of Health and Human Services was proposing the legal definition under a federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in government-funded education programs.

The news fueled outrage and quickly prompted the viral hashtag #WontBeErased and several rallies for transgender rights. 

Asked a day later if he was giving up on his election promise to protect transgender Americans, Trump said: ‘We’re looking at it.’ 

The political message was emblazoned on a blue, pink and white transgender pride flag. It was swiftly removed from the stadium 

The political message was emblazoned on a blue, pink and white transgender pride flag. It was swiftly removed from the stadium 

The banner's appearance at the stadium came after President Donald Trump tweeted that he was watching the game a day earlier

The banner’s appearance at the stadium came after President Donald Trump tweeted that he was watching the game a day earlier

‘We have a lot of different concepts right now,’ he said. ‘They have a lot of different things happening with respect to transgender.’

‘I’m protecting everybody,’ he said before adding: ‘I want to protect our country.’ 

The department’s proposed definition of gender would define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with.

The American Civil Liberties Union called the reported proposal ‘an attack on the very lives and existence of transgender people.’

‘It is painful, it is hateful, and it will not go unchallenged,’ said James Esseks, director of the ACLU LGBT & HIV project. ‘Transgender people have the right to not only exist, but to fully participate in public life.’

‘If the Trump administration moves forward with these hateful and hurtful policies, they will once again be met with opposition in courts and in communities.’

It came just days after reports emerged that Trump's administration was considering a policy change that would mean individuals would have to identify as the gender they were born. It fueled outrage and  several rallies for transgender rights

It came just days after reports emerged that Trump’s administration was considering a policy change that would mean individuals would have to identify as the gender they were born. It fueled outrage and several rallies for transgender rights

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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