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Statement From The WH On TDOR


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I do think he means it. His numbers were off however.

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25 minutes ago, VickySGV said:

His numbers were off however.

I was pleased to see that a statement was made. I’ve seen so many different numbers (higher) depending on the website. I didn’t see any statistic that low when looking into it though. There are so many factors.

 

Here is a site that breaks the numbers down in several ways.

https://tdor.translivesmatter.info/pages/stats

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I think the President's opening line is the most important and inclusive -

"There is no place for hate in America and no one should be discriminated against simply for being themselves ..."

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While i wasn't able to attend last nights TDOR in my home town i do feel blessed to see support both locally and from our President.  There is much hate directed towards trans folks but the feelings of support have certainly grown.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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