5) "WE WILL NOT BE ERASED, WE WILL FIGHT BACK"
(From a speech by PV supporter Clara Sorrenti to a Nov. 4 rally in
everyone, thank you so much for coming out today. It’s so important that, given
what has happened over the past year, we rally our community and our allies
We have witnessed a shift towards far-right politics in the United States, as well as here at home.
In the United States, the Trump Administration are trying to erase transgender people from existence: they have been revising government websites to remove mentions of transgender people; they have reversed Obama-era decisions that allowed for trans youth to access the bathroom of their choice; and most recently, the Department of
Justice ruled that employers can legally discriminate against transgender employees.
And it’s not just in the United States where we see this shift in attitudes. Here in
And these issues are also playing out on university campuses in Ontario, where there is concern that Doug Ford’s recent Free Speech directive will be used to protect the discriminatory behaviour of those holding regressive and often fascist views. There is concern that this directive will legitimize the misgendering and deadnaming of transgender students. So we can’t give Ford and his policies an inch. This is a time to mobilize and push back.
Across the world, we are witnessing a rise in transphobia and homophobia. In
As a member of the Young Communist League, I have participated in countless demonstrations here in London against the crypto-fascist organization PEGIDA. They represent a growing threat to our communities, as they are finding new strength far too close to home. During the municipal elections in
The thing I want everyone to take away from what I’m saying today is this: Faith Goldy wasn’t a fringe candidate. Faith Goldy got 3rd place in an election for mayor in the largest city in
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