Trans Day of Visibility 2021: Biden issues 1st proclamation

“Right this moment, we honor and rejoice the achievements and resiliency of transgender people and communities,” it begins. “Transgender Day of Visibility acknowledges the generations of wrestle, activism, and braveness which have introduced our nation nearer to full equality for transgender and gender non-binary individuals in the US and world wide.”

Transgender Day of Visibility has marked the various contributions of the transgender neighborhood because the vacation was created in 2009 by Rachel Crandall Crocker, a Michigan activist. The March 31 salute is now celebrated exterior the US, too.

Biden’s proclamation mentions the discrimination that trans individuals face in all the pieces from employment to healthcare, together with the fixed menace of harassment and violence.


“Vice President [Kamala] Harris and I affirm that transgender People make our Nation extra affluent, vibrant, and robust,” the proclamation reads. “I urge my fellow People to hitch us in uplifting the price and dignity of each transgender individual.”

On March 24, Dr. Rachel Levine grew to become the primary overtly transgender individual to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. She’s the brand new assistant secretary of well being for the U.S. Division of Well being and Human Providers.

The president additionally used the proclamation to advocate for passing the Equality Act, which might “present lengthy overdue Federal civil rights protections on the premise of sexual orientation and gender identification [and] ship authorized protections for LGBTQ+ People in our housing, schooling, public companies, and lending methods.”

And Biden saluted transgender individuals serving within the army.

This morning, the Associated Press reported that the Pentagon was going to overtake its anti-trans insurance policies.

On his first day in workplace, Biden signed the Govt Order on Stopping and Combating Discrimination on the Foundation of Gender Id or Sexual Orientation.