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.”
Discrimination has no place in our society. 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. pic.twitter.com/W6Esa16vzP
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 26, 2019
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.
“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.
And Representative Andy Levin (D-MI) posted one to Twitter.
As a member of the Equality Caucus, I am proud to hang the transgender pride flag outside of my DC office during #TransVisibilityWeek. I want my transgender constituents to know that they #WontBeErased, and that I’m fighting for them. pic.twitter.com/GkO1PRXcDv
— Rep. Andy Levin (@RepAndyLevin) March 25, 2019
Representative Lori Trahan (D-MA) posted a picture of her flag on social media.
I am proud to hang the transgender pride flag outside my office this #TransVisibilityWeek. Transgender people deserve dignity and our respect as our loved ones, our colleagues, and our fellow Americans. Glad @TransEquality helped bring this visibility to the halls of Congress. pic.twitter.com/HGpvN7sKKw
— Congresswoman Lori Trahan (@RepLoriTrahan) March 25, 2019
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.