Trans Tween Joins “Pantsuit Nation” To Show Support For Hillary Clinton

"She rummaged through her old clothes to put this outfit together!"

Though invite-only, the “Pantsuit Nation” Facebook group has more than 2.6 million members, many of whom have spent the past few days sharing their excitement about casting a ballot for Hillary Clinton. They’re rallied around things that Clinton’s opponents use to attack her—her years of experience, being a “nasty woman,” and, of course, her less-than-flamboyant fashion sense.

A “Pantsuit Nation” flashmob even rallied supporters last month.

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Unsurprisingly, some members of the nation are LGBT, or have loved ones who are—including parents of transgender children.

One such mom posted a photo of her young daughter in full pantsuit-mode, which required her to dig through her old “boy” clothes to complete the look.

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“My transgender daughter is all ready for Tuesday with her pantsuit!” wrote the proud mom. “Her ’boy’ clothes have been bagged up for months in the basement. When she heard about the Pantsuit Nation, a lightbulb went off in her head and she rummaged through her old clothes to put this outfit together—with an added pearl necklace, of course. She owned it!”

Indeed, she did.

Another trans youngster embraced the meme, as well.

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As have other members of the group.

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Of course, should Hillary win, we may not be calling them “pantsuits” much longer.

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.
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