Today is #IDAHOBIT the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Every May 17th we join together on the world stage to say no to those who oppress us.
This year in the United States we are experiencing an attack on transgender people like never seen before. Nationalists who remain loyal to the trump regime are trying to disenfranchise, discriminate against, and take essential life-saving medication from our children.
It’s none of our business who someone loves or how they express their beautiful selves, but it’s certainly all of our business to ensure everyone feels safe, affirmed, celebrated & free in doing so. Stand up and fight for all to belong. #IDAHOBIT2021 (flag design @danielquasar) pic.twitter.com/J0wTS1CllI
— Jodi Ashton (she/her) (@AshtonOCSB) May 17, 2021
48 black and brown trans people have lost their lives since the Transgender Day of remembrance on November 20, 2020. at that rate this year we will have 96 transgender people to mourn on the 2021 TDoR.
These haters mean business. Republican Legislators across the country are promoting state-sponsored eugenics and efforts to ‘purify’ the population that hasn’t been seen since the civil war. At risk in their minds, is the future of mankind led by evolved species of humans that they just can’t fathom.
Washington Blade: Biden administration announces global LGBTQ rights priorities
📢This International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia #IDAHOBIT2021 we remind ourselves:
🏳️⚧️All LGBTIQ people around the world deserve to be treated with respect, dignity & to live free from discrimination, violence & persecution 🏳️🌈
👏That includes trans* kids 👏 pic.twitter.com/nWOT7lbp62
— Mermaids (@Mermaids_Gender) May 17, 2021
Alone we can fend them off for only so long. United with the world these transphobic, homophobic, biphobic, and xenophobic nationalists in the US don’t stand a chance and they know it. Hence the war on transgender children, the next gendernation.
It is natural selection. We would love to coexist but we will replace them if they insist.
— UN Women (@UN_Women) May 17, 2021