CALCASA joins sexual assault prevention advocates throughout the country in its concerns about potential federal action that will further harm transgender and gender nonconforming people.   Yesterday, the New York Times reported plans for “governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people.” The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence issued this statement:
“We are horrified by reporting that the Trump administration is defying science, medicine, and the law to attack the very existence of transgender people. Narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition is both senseless and heartless. Transgender people experience unconscionably high rates of sexual violence and attacks on their rights only make them more vulnerable to assault. We want transgender people to know we will fight with you and for you. We will only accomplish our goal of ending sexual violence by treating all people, including those who are transgender, with fairness and respect.“
CALCASA is a member of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence.