On Wednesday, U.S President Joe Biden declared the day for Transgenders as March 31st.
According to the proclamation, the day is to celebrate the transgender sex and to help create an awareness on the victimization associated with the sex.
“Their trailblazing work has given countless transgender individuals the bravery to live openly and authentically,”
“This hard-fought progress is also shaping an increasingly accepting world in which peers at school, teammates and coaches on the playing field, colleagues at work, and allies in every corner of society are standing in support and solidarity with the transgender community.”
Explaining further, he said;
“still face systemic barriers to freedom and equality,” such as higher rates of violence, harassment and discrimination.
”Nearly 1 in 3 trans people have experienced homelessness and they also face discrimination in employment, housing, health care, and public accommodations.”
“The crisis of violence against transgender women, especially transgender women of color, is a stain on our Nation’s conscience. Forty-four transgender people were killed in the United States last year, a record; 23 of them were Black trans women.”
Biden also reassured the trans community that plans to protect them have been put in place. He also said;
“the first openly transgender American to be confirmed by the United States Senate” Rachel Levine, the assistant secretary for health and “patriotic transgender service members, who are once again able to proudly and openly serve their country”
Biden went on to urge the Congress to pass an equality bill;
“To more fully protect the civil rights of transgender Americans, we must pass the Equality Act and provide long-overdue Federal civil rights protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity,”
“It will serve as a lasting legacy to the bravery and fortitude of the LGBTQ+ movement.”