Companies rally around transgender community

Protests have started across the country. Photo by Reuters.

Since news broke of President Donald Trump’s plan to reverse policies protecting transgender rights people across the country have rallied together in protest.

Many have insisted they will not be erased or have their rights taken by the current administration.

Also, in response to the political news several big-name companies have shown their support for the LGBTQ+ community.

According to Queerty, more than 50 companies have displayed their opposition to the Trump administration’s plan to define gender as “a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.”

Last week The New York Times leaked memos explaining this new policy and since its release transgender suicide hotlines have erupted and protests have sparked. In addition to companies, celebrities such as Laverne Cox have also spoken against the policy.

All 50 businesses issued a statement claiming they “oppose any administrative and legislative efforts to erase transgender protections through reinterpretation of existing laws and regulations.”

“We also fundamentally oppose any policy or regulation that violates the privacy rights of those that identify as transgender, gender non-binary, or intersex. Recognizing that diversity and inclusion are good for business, and that discrimination imposes enormous productivity costs (and exerts undue burdens), hundreds of companies, including the undersigned, have continued to expand inclusion for transgender people across corporate America,” they said.

The companies who made this gesture include major brands such as Airbnb, Uber and Coke.

Copyright The Gayly. 11/4/2018 @ 10:05 p.m. CST.