More than 420 women in leading positions have come out in defence and support of the transgender community that is currently being targeted by certain legislation across the US.
They have signed a letter in their support and have addressed the issues openly.
The senate in Arkansas passed the law that bans transgender people from accessing gender-affirming care. Against these injustices, women from the fields like entertainment, business, politics, activism, and music have joined activist Raquel Willis. They have rallied letters on the Transgender Day of Visibility and the end of Women’s History Month.
The letter reads, “For far too long, lawmakers have worked to strip trans women of their civil liberties — in 2021, once again, we’ve seen a wave of bigoted governmental policies and legislation. Many of these laws target the rights of girls to play school sports or criminalize doctors for treating trans youth and their families.”
Women like, “Selena Gomez, Melissa Etheridge, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Cara Delevingne, Wanda Sykes, Kathryn Hahn, Mj Rodriguez, Kat Graham, Peppermint, Bella Hadid, Janelle Monáe, Patricia Arquette and many more.
GLAAD is also opening up signatures for other women and non-binary people to show their support by adding their names. The letter can be read here.
Status of Transgender Rights in India
The Kerala High Court on March 15 ruled that a transgender person is entitled to join the National Cadet Corps (NCC) in accordance with gender identity. Further the future, transgender people would also be seen in leading positions in Indian politics as they win votes and hearts. Anannyah Kumari Alex became the first transgender woman in the history of Indian Politics as she contests for the elections of the Kerala Assembly.
The transgender community is yet to achieve a more respectable status in India, we can at least see a road ahead leading towards equality.
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