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Trans visibility at the White House

by BAR staff

Photo: Courtesy NCLR
Photo: Courtesy NCLR  

In recognition of Transgender Day of Visibility March 31, Vice President Kamala Harris, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, and Admiral Rachel Levine of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services welcomed six transgender and nonbinary youth and their families to the White House, along with advocates from national rights organizations. The families were joined by advocates from transgender and LGBTQ+ rights groups and surprise guests including "Jeopardy!" champ Amy Schneider. The event was organized by the White House at the request of Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund and coordinated by fellow advocacy groups the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and PFLAG National. It marked the first time a presidential administration has hosted an official event to mark this day of awareness and celebration of transgender and non-binary people. The visitors included, front row, Jose Trujillo Mota; second row, from left: Ellie Ford, Harleigh Walker, Kylee Uradomo, Daniel Trujillo, and Amir Bell; back row, from left: RJ Ford, Jeff Walker, Janet Uradomo, Sonia Murphy, Myriam West Reynolds, and Cameron Wright.

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