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lgbt youth

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Petition to Alex Azar, Betsy DeVos, Dianna Stubbs, Stacey Rowe, President of the United States, Chelsea Taylor, Carolyn Gargiulo, Amanda Reeves, Michelle Haby, Alison Markwick, Emma Cadogan, Bran Alexander, Shelly Bowen, Graeme Walker, Katie Walker, Zahid Ansari, Timothy Ore, Lance Wallace, Paul Smith, Elise Davis, Human Rights Campaign, Pier deCarlo, Chris Brook, Carol Pyke, Peter Fitzgerald, Pradeep Philip, Simon Jolly, Rosemary Stewart, Frances Diver, Jo Hall

Protest Trump Administration’s Attempts to Derail Transgender Rights

Hi. I’m a fifteen year old trans guy from New Jersey and after checking the news on my phone yesterday, I started to grow even more scared for the future, than I already was as a trans teenager under the Trump administration. As reported by the New York Times, followed by various other news sources, a leaked memo from the Department of Health and Human Services shows collaboration between the Trump administration and the department in trying to create a revision to Title IX that defines “gender” ( really meaning sex) as completely biological and unchanging from birth without genetic testing. This would be completely denying the existence and basic human rights of transgender people, both binary and not. We would loose the right to change our gender markers and hid our transgender status to prevent discrimination. Speaking of discrimination, we would no longer be protected from “gender” discrimination. This will also affect cisgender people, as gender non conforming and androgynous people would also face more discrimination. This policy would significantly diminish the rights of intersex ( those outside the sex binary) people who are only recently getting protection from unnecessary genital surgery as a baby, and only in a few states. Personally, I have not changed my name or gender marker legally, nor have I started hormones or had any surgeries yet and I am terrified that if this comes to pass, it will be much harder to do. Please help us fight back against this discriminatory, disgusting, so very predictably republican policy.   For regular citizens: The most important thing you can do is vote! Especially if you are voting in Massachusetts, and need to vote yes on the third question to protect trans people from discrimination   On November 6, at 10 am, I think that everyone who does not support bigotry should walk out of their schools and their places of work. Those who can, march to the polls and take action. For the rest of us, we should wear blue, white, and pink, the colors of the trans flag and peacefully protest the administration’s attempts at tearing us down. Half an hour would be sufficient.

M C
13,605 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States

Give the youth the rights for justice against bullies!

The youth of America have always gone to school to follow the three "R's": Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, all the things that make going to school very important. Lately, there has been a growing pandemic that has become a frightening trend: The fear of being harassed, harmed or worse by bullies in public schools. The recent tragic events of youth committing suicide due to the harassment by bullies and a even MORE disturbing new trend... cyberbullying. The youth of america are tired of living their life in fear and it is time to give them a voice to stand up against bullying without the usage of violence. Recently a alarming statistic showed that  of the youth who are bullied are that of physically and mentally challenged, here is more statistics that are truly heartbreaking: 1 out of 4 kids is Bullied9 out of 10 LGBT students experienced harassment at schoolChild and teen Bullying and Cyberbullying are at an all-time highSome kids are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them As many as 160,000 students may stay home on any given day because they’re afraid of their bullies and/or they just can’t take the pain anymore 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at schoolA poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased at their schools282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each monthMore youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school (Source: Stompoutbullying.org)  THESE STATISTICS must end and the silence about this must end here and now! We, the youth of america are now asking all, to join us to call upon our congress and senate to support a national anti-bullying legislation law to give students, a voice in the world. An national law to make bullying of any kind illegal would be a historic breakthrough. We, the youth of this country are suggesting that the laws be put into action that would absolutely guarantee that the person causing the bullying would be tried in a student court based upon the codes that would be established across the country. It is also a time to RE-ASSURE that all children 17 years of age and over to know that If the crime is more severe, they would be tried in adult court. And to give those who are the victims of bullies a chance to have a voice to stand up and be heard! We, the youth of the united states of america,being tired of the harm, harassment and mistreatment by bullies based on gender, sexual preference, nationalities,  faith, and more, hereby ask the U.S. House of Representitives to PLEASE make a REAL OFFICIAL NATIONAL Law against bullying and to give the judicial power to the student to try the bullies in a student court of law as well and if they are found guilty, face the penalties according to the school codes.

Christopher Gagliardi
1,685 supporters