Tuesday, July 07, 2015

We The People WH Trans Flag Colors For TDOR 2015 Petition

As we recently discovered when the wingers freaked out over the White House being lit in the rainbow flag colors on June 26 to celebrate the SCOTUS marriage equality ruling, the White House is lit up for special occasions. 

It is lit in pink for breast cancer awareness and the fountains are dyed green for St Patrick's Day.

A We The People petition has been created seeking to get the White House lit up in the pink, blue and white colors of the trans pride flag for the Transgender Day Of Remembrance on November 20.


We petition the Obama administration to:

Light the White House in the transgender pride flag colors on November 20th, the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Annually the White House is lit up pink to support breast cancer awareness. The fountains have been dyed green for St. Patrick's Day. On Friday June 26th the White House was lit up in the LGBT Pride flag colors to celebrate the historic victory of national marriage rights for the community. Trans people were among the many who celebrated this reaction by the White House.

Trans people however still face many unique obstacles to participating fully in the American dream.

Since its inception in 1999, the Transgender Day of Remembrance has grown from a national to an international event.

Beyond a historic first, the powerful symbolism of having the White House lit in the colors of the Transgender Pride flag on that date would be a significant event.

Published Date: Jul 06, 2015

I like this idea, hence the signal boosting post for it. 

In order to get an official response from the White House concerning this petition, we need to gather 100,000 signatures before August 5, and yes the TransGriot has already signed it as the eleventh person to do so.

I'm asking you trans peeps and allies to sign it and share it with your influence network so we can exceed that 100K signature requirement before the deadline.  Here's the link to do so.
Let's do this and honor our fallen trans folks with something extra special during this year's TDOR commemorations by getting the Obama Administration to light up the White House in the trans flag colors.

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