That time activists unfurled a giant trans flag at the Lincoln Memorial

Activists unfurled a 150-foot trans flag on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to protest the Trump administration's attacks on transgender people.
Activists unfurled a 150-foot trans flag on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to protest the Trump administration's attacks on transgender people.Photo: National Center for Transgender Equality/Twitter

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In 2018, local activists joined forces with the National Center for Transgender Equality to pull off an amazing display of defiance.

They unfurled a 150-foot trans flag on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to protest the Trump administration’s attacks on transgender people.

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“We , and we won’t be forgotten, and we won’t be ignored,” NCTE tweeted along with photos of the activists spreading out the flag. “Today, we worked with local advocates and community members to unfurl a 150-foot trans flag on some of our nation’s most visible real estate: the Lincoln Memorial.”

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