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Published on May 5, 2016
Moms are calling on all who dare to use the transgender community for dishonest and divisive politics: Meet my child.
Politicians in 20 states have attempted to advance over 50 pieces of legislation attacking transgender people. These policies are a real danger to transgender people and hurt the most vulnerable, including America’s transgender children.
In late April, a young transgender woman was brutally beaten to death on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., the ninth murder of a trans person this year. While her family and community gathered to memorialize her life, former Presidential candidate Ted Cruz unleashed a multi-million dollar ad buy including an ad specifically demonizing the transgender community.
At the vigil for this young woman, we met Zoila. The mother of a young transgender girl, Zoila spoke to her fears for her daughter’s safety and her fierce and unconditional love and acceptance of her little girl. WATCH: Hear from Zoila and more moms and transgender children.
We must amplify the voices of these moms. We must share the true authentic stories of love that will defeat violence and hatred. Help us fight back. If we can raise $20,000, we can saturate the media with their message of love for their children.
From HB2 in North Carolina that violates the Civil Rights Act, to the vicious attacks from politicians who play on fear and prey on our transgender children, to the harassment, discrimination, and murders that destroy trans lives, THE VIOLENCE MUST END.
Together, the transgender community, our families, and our allies can and will build the political strength to create a world where trans children are safe, and all in the trans community can not just survive but THRIVE.
This spot was directed by Sundance award-winning filmmaker Melissa Regan, whose 2002 documentary "No Dumb Questions" broke new ground in creating a safe space for all of us to embrace our differences, laugh at what makes us uncomfortable, and ask our own "dumb questions" about transgender experiences. http://melissaregan.com/