Activists Unfurl “Trans People Deserve To Live” Banner During World Series

They hope this will inspire more of the same, to stand up against the attacks from the Trump administration.

Activists unfurled a banner with the message, “Trans People Deserve To Live” during the final game of the World Series on Sunday night, in Los Angeles, where the Boston Red Sox won 5-1.

The banner, a large transgender Pride flag, was brought into the stadium by members of the advocacy organization TransLatin@ Coalition. It flew for a short time before getting pulled down, it appears from video by someone in a lower deck, where it reached down to and was obstructing the view from those seats.

Despite the short amount of time the message was displayed, and the fact that it was not broadcast on TV, news of the act quickly went viral online.

A video posted by the group shows them carrying out the demonstration, and then being led out of the stadium by security.

Many in the trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex communities are living under increased fear thanks to the Trump administration’s attempts strip away their rights. This has most recently been evident from a leaked memo outlining a plan to define gender as an immutable characteristic determined by genitalia at birth, as well as attempts by the administration to remove the word “gender” from UN documents.

“I felt my heart was dropping along with it,” Bamby Salcedo, president of the TransLatin@ Coalition told Into about leading the action at the game. “I was kind of exploding because of the adrenaline. You don’t know what’s going to happen with the police and security and all of that.”

“I hope that this action will motivate members of the trans community, our allies and our comrades to really activate and to really understand that we have power,” she added. “We can demonstrate our power anywhere and everywhere.”

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