Now, More than Ever: Stand Up for Transgender Equality - Rights and Democracy NH

Now, More than Ever: Stand Up for Transgender Equality

RAD_summer2017_logo.pngCelebrate the beautiful diversity of New Hampshire and talk about the next legislative steps to making transgender nondiscrimination a legal reality in the Granite State this Saturday at Victory Park in Manchester.

Now, more than ever β€” especially given President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military β€” we need to come together as a community and fight back against the erosion of our rights under this administration, and to realize full equality here in the Granite State.

Join Rights & Democracy's (RAD) Transgender Organizing & Leadership Development (TOLD) project, Gerri Cannon of Freedom New Hampshire, Rep. Sherry Frost and others to demonstrate that, more than ever, transgender nondiscrimination protections in New Hampshire are vital and necessary to ensure the health and well-being of communities statewide.

RSVP TODAY for the Transgender* Equality Rally on Saturday, July 29, Noon-3 PM at Victory Park, Concord St., Manchester

In early 2017, the LGBT+ community in New Hampshire came extremely close to winning key protections and passing a comprehensive state law to legally protect transgender family and friends from discrimination. New legislation will be introduced in September to build on this momentum, and it’s time to begin planning now to create a path toward justice. This bill would expand nondiscrimination to include public places, housing, and employment.

To recognize the hard work and momentum of the LGBT+ community, the Transgender* Equality Rally is designed to create community, celebrate, socialize, and strategize the next steps to victory. Featured speakers will include Gerri Cannon of Freedom New Hampshire, Rep. Sherry Frost, LGBT+ community leaders Chloe LaCasse, Carter Adams, and others.

The speaker program will last from 12:30 – 1:30 PM. After the speakers, people will stay at the park to picnic, play lawn games, dance to music, and build a sense of collective identity.

You can also join one of three breakout sessions directly after the program, starting around 2 PM. The breakout sessions will be: making art and rally signs; sharing and listening to spoken word; and, talking about a power analysis of New Hampshire.

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