Transgender banner displayed at Dodger Stadium during World Series game 5

Translatina Coalition Transgender Rights

Activists took a stand for transgender visibility at Dodger Stadium tonight during game five of the World Series. Near the top of the sixth inning, members of TransLatina Coalition dropped a 20-by-15-foot Transgender Pride flag banner reading “Trans People Deserve To Live” from a left field balcony. Photo: Twitter

Activists took a stand for transgender visibility at Dodger Stadium tonight during game five of the Boston Red Sox and L.A. Dodgers World Series.

Near the top of the sixth inning, members of TransLatina Coalition dropped a 20-by-15-foot Transgender Pride flag banner reading “Trans People Deserve To Live” from a left field balcony. The display didn’t the telecast, but was visible to the 56,000 sports fans at the game.

“People must understand that trans people are part of our society,” Bamby Salcedo, president of Translatina Coalition told the Los Angeles Blade. “Our message tonight was to let the world know that we as trans people deserve to be humanized, acknowledged and valued. We are claiming our righteous space in society.

Translatina Coalition staged the protest in response to the Trump Administration’s plan legally define gender as an “immutable,” biological trait and abolish Obama-era protections for transgender people.

The banner was displayed for a short time before security arrived and removed it. Members of the Translatina Coalition were escorted from the stadium. No arrests were made, according to media reports.

Phillip Zonkel can be reached at phillip.zonkel@qvoicenews.com or 562-294-5996.

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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