This came to my attention the morning that it was announced. Trump, the President of the United States of America, banned transgender people from being able to serve in the US Military. I was sickened. Still am. How has this happened?
Trump is the ultimate example of white, straight, rich, and able-bodied privilege.
And he probably doesn’t even know it.
Or he does, and he massively abuses that power, either way. Both are equally terrifying.
The LGBT community have been creating a movement and rightfully enforcing equality upon our society and correcting this Worlds discriminating ways.
And in a matter of seconds, a few words, a short sentence, Donald Trump has managed to break down this movement, how far we have come with combating discrimination and enforcing acceptance, he has destroyed it instantly.
He abuses his power to discriminate against the LGBT community and his privilege allows him to breakdown a movement and destroy in seconds, something that has taken years to build.
This is devastating.
I cannot sympathise enough with the transgender people of whom this directly affects. Dreams of serving in the army, or fighting for the country, just the sheer opportunity of it is stolen from them.
Even those who do not fall victim to Trumps out right discrimination need to understand this affects everyone. Maybe not directly personally, but it has a direct effect on our society. Trump being the President, and such a powerful individual, he is teaching the World, this is okay (and it’s far from okay). He has such an influence on young people in America, and here in Britain. And the news traveled fast, probably globally. So other young people are reading this and believing his justifications for discrimination.
This is wrong.
We need to fight it.
There have been some practices put into place. People have protested. Many celebrities have shown their lack of support with Trump and expressed their views on Twitter.
Ex militants have been trying to get Trump to reverse the ban.
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He has displayed sexism, racism, general rudeness, lack of respect, misogyny, and discrimination.
This must stop.
What are your thoughts on the Transgender ban? Let me know in the comments below.