This has been a difficult year for LGBTQ rights in the United States. From the administration’s decision to rescind protections for LGBTQ people under Title IX, the ban on transgender people serving in the military, and the recent Department of Justice guidelines making it easier to discriminate against LGBTQ people to the murders of transgender women of color and the lack of diplomatic action as LGBTQ Chechens are persecuted and killed.
These actions affect LGBTQ people of all ages, and they remind us that our rights are easily undermined and our lives are undervalued in society—realities all too familiar.
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