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.
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