Activists protest Trump administration proposed policy change on protections for transgender community

LOS ANGELES — Hours after reports surfaced that the Trump administration is considering changing protection for transgender people, which includes removing the definition of transgender, hundreds rallied outside of Los Angeles City Hall with the message that they won’t be erased.

President Trump has said that the administration is considering a lot of concepts when it comes to policy change towards transgender people.

He says the changes will be meant to protect them.

The Health and Human Services, and the education department would be among the agencies involved in the policy change that would take away some of the Obama era protections and policies that ensure transgender individuals of certain rights like health care and services.

For the past year, Trump has been working to ban transgender people from serving in the military.

“We’re here really to stand by as allies of the trans community our trans siblings are under attack. We’re definitely here for support and we are here as allies and the Filipino community should be as well,” said Jerry Candelario.

Filipina American trans community leader Karina Samala helped spearhead the emergency protest.

“The administration is trying to erase us because of the new policies they are trying to impose on our gender. Recognizing our gender is very important for us as a community. We had a long struggle fighting for this and now they’re trying to put us back again in the closet and no be recognized. This is not right.”

It is not clear when or how the Trump administration would enact the policy changes.

While many will hit the streets on this night, the trans community and their advocates say the best way to have their voices heard will be two weeks from now on November 6 at the midterm election.

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  • Mario
    23 October 2018 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Sorry you can not change GENDER, if you have “BOTO” you are MALE, you can not change it to “T” (Transgender) you still have “Titi”…You can not change or write your birth certificate on SEX to “T”. Trump appointed a conservative Supreme Court that will retire for the next 39 years, you will LOSE,. Do it fast by 2020, the 671 lifetime Judges of the lower court will be Conservative majority.Trump appointed 70% of the circuit, appeals court etc, LIFETIME Judges age from 40-50 years old. That is why the millennials know what direction they are going or you will be left behind.

    • Santiago Del Mundo
      24 October 2018 at 1:23 am - Reply

      Tito Mario, Tita Arbi might get mad about your line, she was protesting with her uncle out there…

      • Arbi
        24 October 2018 at 6:26 pm - Reply

        Ok fool. Still chirping on the message boards two days ago with your nonsense “according to” bs …. come back tomorrow after getting laid.

        • Santiago Del Mundo
          27 October 2018 at 12:48 am - Reply

          While at a church in San Francisco, a young gal arrived just a few minutes after the mass started and took the seat in front of us. I noticed, she took her smock off, then set it down on top of her MK purse. I had my head bowed down, then I noticed the embroidered name on the smock “Arbi”…

          All of a sudden, she reached down in front of her, appeared to be scratching for seconds. She retrieved her right hand, visually inspected it, then smelled it, then dropped it down. About five minutes later, she reached down behind her, right hand inside her pants scratching something. Then she retrieved her hand, visually inspected it, smelled, then drop it down. She tried to shake my hand but I said peace be with you to her…

          • Arbi
            27 October 2018 at 8:32 pm -

            Balitang America should report you to the police ASAP for harassing a young gal (per your posting). You’re a PERVERT and must be locked upu for s very longtime. Balitang America, you have all the proof (postings, email address, etc.) you need and MUST take action immediately. People like Santiago Del Mundo must be STOP! Do not let Santiago Del Mundo victimized another young gal.

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