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transgender rights

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Petition to HHS Alex azar, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Transgender Rights

      The Trump-Pence administration plans to completely erase the work put forth by the LGBTQ community by destroying any reinforcement of non-discrimination laws. A report from the New York Times stated that The Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading this movement to define sex under Title IX. In doing so this will discriminate and negatively impact the lives of 2 million people. Our hope with this petition is to bring awareness to the head of this administration as well as the current Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, that there are millions of Americans who refuse to stand for this. This isn't about democrats or republicans, it's about people in our own country having the freedom to simply live their lives. People who have no agenda other than to live out their lives in such a way that allows them to be happy. It is in times such as these where we must rally around those in need and speak out for the well being of all citizens who inhabit this great nation. The people themselves hold the power to create something more than a country, more than a nation simply trying to prosper. We can create a brotherhood, a family, a sense of unity and a willingness to understand that will allow for Americans to live with pride. Sheltering those in need and supporting each other in our darkest hours. My hope is that in creating this, it will at the very least reach those of you who want to know you are not alone. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. --Mark Twain       

Jacob Cremer
14 supporters
Started 24 hours ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, United States Department of Health and Human Services, President of the United States

Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Civil Rights are Under Attack!

Hello, My name is Tyler. I am a Hispanic, Bay Area, CA native, Poet, Activist, and Sociologist. Since my early adult years, I have been in the streets protesting inequality and the oppression of individuals Human Rights. I have voted in every City, State and National election since turning eligible (decades ago), I have called City, State, and Washington D.C. officials when I see Human Rights are under attack, and I work in, volunteer, and donate money to organizations that empower the lives of the most discriminated against and marginalized in our communities >>>>> BUT TODAY I NEED YOUR HELP AND SO DOES 1.4 + MILLION OTHER TRANSGENDER or GENDER NONCONFORMING PEOPLE. I am Transgender. This means my Civil Rights along with millions of other Transgender or Gender Nonconforming individuals rights are in jeopardy! A leaked memo from the office of the POTUS states the intention of the Department of Health and Human Services to put in place a legal definition of sex under Title IX as the following: "Sex means a person's status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth." "The sex listed on a person's birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person's sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence." In layman's terms, if the legal definition of sex is changed to EXCLUDE Transgender and Gender Nonconforming people, I and 1.4+ million other Transgender and Gender Nonconforming individuals WILL LOSE FEDERAL RECOGNITIONS THAT CURRENTLY PROTECT US AGAINST DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES! Will you please help me and each person who does not identify with the sex they were prescribed at birth by telling the POTUS and The United States Department of Health and Human Services that you "do not support the redefining of sex under Title IX that will cause millions of Americans to lose federal recognition that provides protection against discrimination."  Your support and signature are needed . . . NOT MONEY.  Please sign & share and may you know how grateful I am for your support. Thank you for your time. In Solidarity, Tyler Anzan Cota

Tyler Anzan Cota
25 supporters
Started 1 day ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Alex Azar

Keep Protections for Transgender People in Title IX

Add your name to the following letter, which will be sent to Alex Azar, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: Dear Alex Azar, My name is Syd. I’m a transgender student, and I am asking you to reconsider the Department of Health and Human Services memo on tightening the definition of gender to exclude transgender and gender non-conforming people from Title IX. While you claim you support a theory of gender grounded in science, you have not consulted with biologists or medical professionals, many of whom are pioneering research suggesting that sex is not as binary as it seemed and gender even less so. Also, you advocate for genetic testing to determine an individual’s sex, which the American Medical Association specifically warns against in the case of intersex individuals as part of their code of ethics. In 28 states people can be evicted or fired for being trans. This new policy would remove us from Title IX protections that could allow us to take these measures to court. It would prevent us from getting necessary healthcare through Medicare or Medicaid. It would place barriers in the process of applying for a new passport, driver’s license, or any other piece of identification needed for day-to-day life. Most importantly, it would be a get-out-of-jail-free card for those who harass us and a reminder to all those who face this harassment that our struggle is not important. While I know that a policy will not stop me from existing or from resisting, this policy could endanger me and hundreds of thousands of others. It is already exhausting enough to live in a society that does not believe in my existence. I am asking you to believe in me. I am asking you to do what we as transgender people do every day and resist. I am asking you to resist this policy and to take that resistance up with anyone and everyone in your department. I am asking you to resist an act that would remove federal protection from 1.4 million Americans. I am asking you to give me a chance. I am asking you to listen. Thank you for your time.

Syd Lewin
289 supporters