During a do or die moment of the world series activist Bamby Salcedo led the TransLatin@ coalition in unfurling a magnificent transgender flag making another statement. Trans people deserve to live.
“I felt my heart was dropping along with it,” said Bamby Salcedo, the president of the advocacy organization who led the action said in an interview with INTO. “I was kind of exploding because of the adrenaline. You don’t know what’s going to happen with the police and security and all of that.”
The group’s action comes a week after a memo was reported by the New York Times that outlined how the Trump administration is hoping to make gender and sex binary within the eyes of US policy, which in turn could potentially “erase” transgender and intersex people from government records. The memo even stated that genetic testing could be used to uphold these policy initiatives. INTO spoke with experts who stated that any genetic testing to make sex or gender a binary is “not science.”
Salcedo is now calling on other trans people and their allies to replicate the action and take up space in mainstream spaces as a way to continue resistance.
“I hope that this action will motivate members of the trans community, our allies and our comrades to really activate and to really understand that we have power,” she said. “We can demonstrate our power anywhere and everywhere.”