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Nancy Pelosi & other prominent Democrats are hanging trans flags outside their offices

Photo: Office of Nancy Pelosi

Several major lawmakers are displaying a transgender flag outside their offices, several days before the Transgender Day of Visibility.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) posted a picture of the transgender flag on Twitter.

“Discrimination has no place in our society,” Sanders wrote. “I am proud to display this flag as a symbol of my support for transgender people across the country.”

“We must stand with transgender people in all of our communities.”

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is also hanging the flag outside her office, and it looks like her’s didn’t come straight out of the packaging.

Transgender flag next to a sign for the office of Nancy Pelosi
Office of Nancy Pelosi

“In the face of unprecedented attacks against the trans community, Speaker Pelosi is proud to display the trans flag to send a strong message to transgender Americans that they are seen, heard, and affirmed and that House Democrats remain committed to ending discrimination and securing equality for all,” a spokesperson for Pelosi said.

Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) posted a picture to Facebook of a transgender flag outside her office.

Proud to hang the trans flag outside of my D.C. office during #TransVisibilityWeek. To my trans constituents and to the…

Posted by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on Monday, March 25, 2019

And Representative Andy Levin (D-MI) posted one to Twitter.

Representative Lori Trahan (D-MA) posted a picture of her flag on social media.

The Hill also reports that Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Presley (D-MA), and Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) have transgender flags outside their offices.

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