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Supporters To Rally In Dayton For Transgender Rights

Nov 9, 2018

Dozens of people are expected to rally in Dayton Saturday to protest what they see as Trump administration attacks on transgender rights.

The protest is connected to a national campaign known as We Won’t Be Erased, affiliated with the National Center for Transgender Equality and its partner organizations.

The #WontBeErased phrase originated on social media shortly after the reveal of a recent Trump Administration memo advocating for a narrower legal definition of gender based solely on a person’s genitalia at birth.

Activists say that classification would deprive transgender people of legal recognition and civil-rights protections.

Josey Becker, with the Greater Dayton LGBT Center, helped organize this Saturday’s protest.

“We’re fighting for equality – nothing more, nothing less,” says Becker. “We want the same rights as everyone else and that’s what this is all about.”

Other event sponsors include anti-Trump activist group District 10 Indivisible for All, and PFLAG Dayton.

The protest is set to begin Saturday at 1 p.m. in Dayton’s Courthouse Square.