Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi, Sanders Hang Transgender Pride Flags Outside Offices
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the hottest thing on Capitol Hill these days, wants everyone to know that she, like, you know, totally supports transgenders.
The New York Democratic socialist joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in planting transgender pride flags outside their congressional offices on Wednesday. The move comes ahead of International Transgender Day of Visibility on Sunday.
“Discrimination has no place in our society. I am proud to display this flag as a symbol of my support for transgender people across the country. We must stand with transgender people in all of our communities,” Sanders said in a post on Twitter.
Discrimination has no place in our society. I am proud to display this flag as a symbol of my support for transgender people across the country. We must stand with transgender people in all of our communities. pic.twitter.com/W6Esa16vzP
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 26, 2019
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) joined in the festivities. “Proud to hang the trans flag outside of my D.C. office during #TransVisibilityWeek. To my trans constituents and to the entire trans and gender non-conforming community: you are loved, you are strong and you #WontBeErased.”
Proud to hang the trans flag outside of my D.C. office during #TransVisibilityWeek. To my trans constituents and to the entire trans and gender non-conforming community: you are loved, you are strong and you #WontBeErased. pic.twitter.com/VdRJpNw7nC
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) March 26, 2019
The move by Democrats came after the National Center For Transgender Equality orchestrated a PR campaign, delivering flags to members of Congress.
3/ We’ll be RTing and QTing members of Congress all week as they show up for their trans constituents and hang a flag for trans visibility. Our rights as a community must no longer be ignored. Watch #WontBeErased and #TransVisibilityWeek all this week for more. pic.twitter.com/5uqV7JV6mX
— National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) March 26, 2019
The transgender population is exceedingly small. “It is estimated that about 0.005% to 0.014% of people assigned male at birth and 0.002% to 0.003% of people assigned female at birth would be diagnosed with gender dysphoria, based on 2013 diagnostic criteria, though this is considered a modest underestimate,” according to Wikipedia, which sources the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 from the American Psychiatric Association.
Maybe ACO should, like, you know, focus more on her constituents rather than PR campaigns, since she recently “said constituents who can’t work with her sporadic schedule should follow her on Twitter,” the New York Post wrote.
The Post also said AOC is falling down on other parts of her job.
Almost three months after her inauguration, the freshman congresswoman only recently opened a Queens office and still doesn’t have one in the Bronx.
Instead, on Thursday, she appeared at the Westchester Square Library for just two hours during the workday, where she met with 17 locals.
“Right now we’re just taking these baby steps and adapting according to community feedback,” the 29-year-old told The Post when asked why her brief availability was in the middle of the day.