A Better Wisconsin Together Honors Transgender Day of Visibility

MADISON, Wis. – In honor of Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31, A Better Wisconsin Together is celebrating transgender Wisconsinites, uplifting their stories, and calling on our elected officials to ensure the Badger State is a place where all of us, regardless of gender or how we identify, can live safely, freely, and authentically.

“We stand with the transgender community and the majority of Wisconsinites who want our state to be a safe home for all,” said Lucy Ripp, communications director at A Better Wisconsin Together. “Today and every day, we will continue to hold politicians accountable and demand legislation that uplifts, celebrates, and protects our local LGBTQ+ communities.”

While progressive leaders fight for a future where transgender Wisconsinites have the freedom to safely and authentically be themselves, MAGA-faction Republican lawmakers are trying to interfere and put themselves in charge of deciding what health care or extracurricular activities transgender youth have access to, and some are even trying to censor our schools by banning books that celebrate LGBTQ+ history. 

“It’s time that GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin stop using transgender youth and the LGBTQ+ community as political diversions meant to divide our communities and distract us from their failure to address real, pressing issues facing Wisconsin families,” said Ripp.

This Transgender Day of Visibility, join A Better Wisconsin Together in demanding that Wisconsin Republicans join their Democratic colleagues in building a Wisconsin where transgender youth and adults are visible, valued, and protected.

You can also hear directly from transgender Wisconsinites about their lived experiences and from a Wisconsin family medicine doctor about the importance of health care for transgender youth in these videos from A Better Wisconsin Together:

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A Better Wisconsin Together is a state-based research and communications hub for progressives and is an affiliate of ProgressNow.