DNC on Trump-Pence Bureau of Prisons’ Attack on Transgender Inmates

In response to a recent report detailing the Trump-Pence administration's decision to roll back Obama-era rules allowing transgender inmates to u​s​e facilities ​matching their gender identity, DNC LGBTQ Media Director Lucas Acosta issued the following statement:


“The Trump-Pence administration continues to turn back the clock on LGBTQ rights and has ​now turned its​ aim towards some of the most vulnerable among us.


“With this decision, transgender individuals will be at risk of increased rates of abuse, discrimination, assault, rape, and possibly even death. The Trump-Pence administration has prioritized the politics​ of its base over the well-being of LGBTQ Americans.”