If you don’t know the origins behind
#WontBeErased it’s the claim the Trump Administration is planning to erase Transgenders from existence…
No, not literally erased from existence, but narrowly the definition of ‘gender’ down to male and female (instead of the 51 other ones) for federal programs…shocking I know.
The New York Times reported The Trump administration is considering narrowing the definition of gender to a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, rolling back a series of changes imposed under the Obama administration that allowed people to define their own gender. Simplified, Obama administration loosened the legal concept of gender in federal programs, including in education and healthcare, recognizing gender largely as an individual’s choice and not determined by the sex assigned at birth. The policy prompted fights over bathrooms, dormitories, single-sex programs and other areas where gender was once seen as a simple concept. The Trump administration decision would revert back to simple male/female dynamics.
Since this report, The hashtag #WontBeErased have been used by Progressive politicians, Hollywood celebrities, and LGBT rights groups on Monday to express their anger with many claiming that it represented a fundamental breach of their human rights.
Trans people #WontBeErased. Now more than ever we need to FIGHT. This administration continues to violate basic human rights and we need to take action. These are some action items to protect trans and GNC people that need our help right now: https://t.co/mrxaOtve1F
— Charlize Theron (@CharlizeAfrica) October 22, 2018
The government may be living in an alternate universe, but we as a society & culture know who we are and know our truth and must stick together and raise our voices so we can educate them about gender identities. #TransRightsAreHumanRights #WontBeErased
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 22, 2018
There is still so much work to do. To our friends in the trans community – we see you, we are with you, and we will continue to show up for you. Trans people #WontBeErased #Vote
📷 Rebekah Bruesehoff 💜 pic.twitter.com/1uRqWqPZJ2
— Michelle Monaghan (@realmonaghan) October 22, 2018
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) October 22, 2018
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (he/him/his) (@jessetyler) October 22, 2018
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) October 21, 2018
Progressives for years have tried to redefine gender from the traditional male/female dynamic and change it into 51 definitions that are only based on what a person feels. The pushback to insert their ideology at the federal government is a major blow to progressives who are hoping that this controversy fuels enough people to vote Democrat in the midterms in two weeks.