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I’m A Queer Parent With A Trans Daughter — And Biden Makes Me Feel Hopeful

I’m A Queer Parent With A Trans Daughter––And Biden Makes Me Feel Hopeful

1/25/2021 5:11:00 AM

I’m A Queer Parent With A Trans Daughter––And Biden Makes Me Feel Hopeful

Trump recorded 180 anti-queer statements and actions during his term as president.

PATRICK SEMANSKY/POOL/AFP/Gettynonbinaryqueer person who is a parent to three kids, one of whom is transgender. My partner and I are in a long distance relationship; I’m in a more liberal part of the northeast, and she lives in a conservative part of the south. The way our country is set up means states can govern themselves and create different laws around the same topics, such as housing, employment, health care, and marriage.

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Some states are saferfor LGBTQIA+ people to live in than others, but federal protections overrule state bigotry, and people, no matter where they live, should have access to basic human needs. Trump worked to take away as many of my protections as possible, but Joe Biden is projected to be the most

pro-LGBTQIA+president — and I can safely say that my life depends on it.If Trump can be complimented for anything, one can say that his hate game is strong, particularly when it pertains to the LGBTQIA+ community. Trump recorded180 anti-queer statements and actions headtopics.com

during his term as president. He stripped away protections from anti-LGBTQIA+ discrimination in health care settings, allowed foster agencies to deny queer couples from adopting, made it legal to turn away transgender people looking for shelter at homeless centers, and banned transgender people from the military. He created a conservative Supreme Court which will last much longer than his presidency. And those were just his top hits. He has enabled the United States to be an unsafe and unwelcome country for LGBTQIA+ people. Trump was also really good about surrounding himself with other spiteful and bigoted “leaders,” including

Betsy DeVos. On her last day in office, she decided to be extra evil and double down on her efforts to put transgender and queer students at risk. Read more: Scary Mommy »

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