Trump Administration Aims To Redefine Transgender by Birth Biology as World Expands Transgender Rights

TRANSGENDER RIGHTS
The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo
TRANSGENDER RIGHTS
The National Center for Transgender Equality, NCTE, and the Human Rights Campaign gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for a #WontBeErased rally. Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo

Trump Administration Aims To Redefine Transgender by Birth Biology as World Expands Transgender Rights

Last week, Uruguay’s Congress passed a law that massively expands rights of its transgender citizens. The law states that gender affirming surgery, and hormone therapy, are human rights, and ensures that support and treatment will be paid by the Uruguayan state. This news follows reports that the Trump administration plans to roll back protections for transgender people. This proposal entails “defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth”. Activists have been protesting outside of the White House, this week, chanting “We will not be erased”. Joining us to discuss is Graeme Reid, director of the LGBT Rights Program for Human Rights Watch.

Reid is in Chicago for the 2018 Human Rights Watch-Chicago “Voices for Justice” Awards Dinner, tonight 6:00pm at Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W Fulton Market