In response to a newly anti-trans rule by the Department of Health and Human Services to limit the definition of sex discrimination, The New York City Anti-Violence Project released the following statement:
“The proposed HHS rule attempting to limit the definition of sex discrimination would deny access to basic and potentially life-saving heath care to transgender, gender nonconforming (TGNC) and non-binary people and all those seeking reproductive care. This is yet another attempt by this administration to enshrine discrimination into our laws and will ultimately put millions of people in danger. Nondiscrimination protections are crucial in ensuring all people have equal access to necessary health care.
Over the past several years, our country has witnessed severe and escalating violence against TGNC and non-binary people. In the past week alone, three transgender women of color lost their lives to homicide. Gutting anti-discrimination protections only serves to put transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary people at further risk for violence.
This latest attack is a clear opportunity for LGBTQ and women’s organizations to join together to demand that our government respect and protect our collective humanity and self-determination.”
Eliel Cruz, firstname.lastname@example.org
212-714-1184 x 26