Biden Administration Publishes Proclamation Commemorating Transgender Visibility Day
President Joe Biden’s administration reaffirmed its support for the transgender community and issued a proclamation commemorating what happens to be Transgender Visibility Day. President Biden demanded “all Americans to join the fight for full equality for all transgender people. “
Today we honor and celebrate the achievements and resilience of transgender individuals and communities. Transgender Visibility Day recognizes the generations of struggle, activism and courage that have brought our country, in the US and around the world, closer to full equality between non-binary transgender and gender people, ”the statement said. “Your groundbreaking work has given countless transgender individuals the courage to live openly and authentically. This highly competitive progress is also shaping an increasingly accepting world where peers at school, teammates and coaches on the pitch, workmates and allies in every corner of society stand in support and solidarity with the transgender community. “
The administration states that “Despite our progress in promoting civil rights for LGBTQ + Americans, too many transgender people – adults and youth – still face systemic barriers to freedom and equality. “
“Transgender Americans of all ages face high rates of violence, harassment, and discrimination. Almost every third transgender American has experienced homelessness at some point in their life. Transgender Americans continue to face discrimination in employment, housing, healthcare, and public housing. The crisis of violence against transgender women, especially against colored transgender women, is a stain on our nation’s conscience, “the government said, adding:”The Biden-Harris administration is committed to fulfilling America’s promise to all Americans by eradicating discrimination and creating freedom and equality for all. “
The administration was determined to advocate the Equal Opportunities Act, which aims to protect federal civil rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
“The Equal Opportunities Act will provide legal protection for LGBTQ + Americans in our housing, education, public services, and lending systems. It will be an enduring legacy of the bravery and strength of the LGBTQ + movement, ”the proclamation reads. “Vice President Harris and I affirm that transgender Americans make our nation more prosperous, vibrant, and stronger. I urge my fellow Americans to join us in increasing the worth and dignity of every transgender person. “
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