Statement from Secretary Haaland on International Transgender Day of Visibility

Last edited 03/31/2021

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 

WASHINGTON – As the nation honors International Transgender Day of Visibility, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland released the following statement:

“There is nothing more powerful in this world than the act of living openly, authentically, and safely. On this Trans Day of Visibility, we recognize the hard-fought victories won by and for the transgender community, honor the transgender loved ones we’ve lost along the way, and recommit to the struggle for full equality. Transgender people continue to face an unacceptable epidemic of violence and harmful discrimination in access to health care, employment, and housing. Trans people are our neighbors, our family, our friends, and our colleagues, and they deserve to live with dignity and to be treated fairly in every part of life. Today, and every day, we stand in solidarity with the transgender community as we both celebrate our progress and continue our long march toward liberation, peace, and equality.”


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