Saturday, January 05, 2019
Rep. Jennifer Wexton Displays Trans Pride Flag Outside Her DC Congressional Office
Sometimes that third flag is one for the school they graduated from. Some have the black POW flags, or the flag representing the branch of the military they served in.
Abby Carter, Rep. Wexton's chief of staff, said that she displays the trans pride flag to make a personal statement about trans inclusion. She the aunt to a trans child, and Del. Danica Roem is one of her Virginia 10th District constituents.
"This is personal for me. We're talking about my family and friends,” Rep. Wexton said in a statement to NBC News. "I want everyone in the trans community to know that they are welcome and loved even in the face of this administration and its attacks on who they are."
Until trans people get elected to Congress, we will be dependent upon legislative allies to help push the policies and make the laws that make life better for trans Americans.
The next time I go to DC, I'm definitely stopping by to say hello and personally thank you for sending a message to everyone that either stops by your office or walks past it that trans lives matter.