Council Member Bazaldua Releases Statement for Transgender Day of Visibility

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For Immediate Release: 
March 31, 2023  

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Council Member Bazaldua Releases Statement for Transgender Day of Visibility

Dallas – Council Member Adam Bazaldua, District 7 has released the following statement for Transgender Day of Visibility: 

“Transgender Day of Visibility is celebrated to reflect the progress and strides made by the transgender community over decades of turmoil and struggle. This day is dedicated to celebrating transgender persons and raising awareness of the violence and discrimination the community has faced worldwide. Even here in Texas, there are currently over 140 bills in the state legislature specifically targeting transgender people, their access to life-saving care, and even their ability to be mentioned in public life. 

Transgender individuals who reside in Dallas are from all walks of life and deserve the same protection and support we grant to all citizens. Although the City of Dallas continues to serve as a safe and welcoming environment for the transgender community, there is still much work to be done toward inclusivity, equity, and justice. 

Dallas embraces diversity and stands firmly against any form of discrimination and hate based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. The City values the uniqueness of our residents and stands with the youth, and their families, who deserve to be who they are, treated with dignity, and to receive equal treatment and protection.  

We condemn all attacks from state and federal officials towards the transgender community and their wellbeing and reaffirm our commitment to being an inclusive city for all who reside. I encourage my colleagues to reflect the City’s commitment to protect the rights of residents against discrimination and hate based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and utilize this Transgender Day of Visibility to fight for those who need it the most.”