LOS ANGELES — On Sunday October 28, 2018 we showed the world that trans people will continue to reclaim space in places where we have been excluded. TransLatin@ Coalition dropped a banner reading, “Trans People Deserve to Live” at the Dodgers vs. Red Sox World Series game and were immediately escorted out of the stadium, but our message still reached many. We have been marginalized in all aspects of society for far too long and it has caused our people to experience severe hardships in our lives, as well as lose our lives without justice.
During a week of bad news and transphobia perpetuated by the Trump administration we felt that it was extremely important now more than ever to be visible to the world. Trans people will not return to the shadows and remain hidden while our communities are under attack. We will not be erased and we deserve to live!
This country is rooted in white-supremacy, transphobia, anti-blackness, and many other ideologies that harm our people. Let us not forget that even the Dodgers Stadium itself has a long history of violence as it displaced and harmed many Chicanx people living in Chavez Ravine as the stadium was created.
To our trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex people, we will continue to fight for your livelihood and we will not be complicit in times of injustice. Political leaders have always targeted us and they have never come to our rescue. Our communities will be the ones leading the fight toward our liberation and we will not stop until all of us are free!
STAY STRONG! These attacks on our communities are creating generational trauma and meant to destroy and disempower our communities for years to come. We urge our supporters, friends, and familia to stay engaged and speak out against these injustices. Trans people have historically fought for your rights and we hope you will do the same for all of us to better the livelihood of trans people and our positionality in our society.