Several lawmakers hung transgender pride flags outside their Capitol Hill offices this week ahead of Sunday's International Transgender Day of Visibility.
Several lawmakers posted pictures of their flags on social media, including 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks Sanders, Manchin escalate fight over .5T spending bill Sanders blames media for Americans not knowing details of Biden spending plan MORE (I-Vt.) and Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Andy Levin (D-Mich.), Debbie Mucarsel-PowellDebbie Mucarsel-PowellDemocrats face bleak outlook in Florida Nation's fraught politics leads to fear, scars and exits 'Blue wave' Democrats eye comebacks after losing reelection MORE (D-Fla.) and Lori Trahan (D-Mass).
House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats step up pressure on Biden on student loan forgiveness Climate activists target Manchin Democrats face growing storm over IRS reporting provision MORE (D-Calif.) and Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez goes indoor skydiving for her birthday Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention More than 200 women, transgender inmates to be transferred from Rikers Island MORE (N.Y.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyOvernight Health Care — Presented by The National Council for Mental Wellbeing — FDA panel advises Moderna booster shot for high-risk people Ilhan Omar to Biden: 'Deliver on your promise to cancel student debt' Biden's Red Queen justice: How he destroyed both the investigation and the reputation of border agents MORE (Mass.) and Jennifer WextonJennifer Lynn WextonVirginia races offer an early preview of Democrats' midterm challenges Late Capitol Police officer's family urges Congress to agree to Jan. 6 commission Administration withdraws Trump-era proposal to loosen protections for transgender homeless people MORE (Va.) also hung the flags outside their offices.
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
"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," Sanders tweeted. "We must stand with transgender people in all of our communities."
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
"Proud to hang the trans flag outside of my D.C. office during #TransVisibilityWeek," Jayapal tweeted. "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 JayapalPramila JayapalDemocrats step up pressure on Biden on student loan forgiveness Progressives say go big and make life hard for GOP Warren, Jayapal demand answers on reported judicial ethics violations MORE (@RepJayapal) March 26, 2019
A spokesperson for Rep. Alan LowenthalAlan Stuart LowenthalFirst senator formally endorses Bass in LA mayoral bid Bass receives endorsement from EMILY's List Bass gets mayoral endorsement from former California senator MORE (D-Calif.) told The Hill that the congressman hung the transgender pride flag outside his office Monday morning and would keep it up through next Monday.
The National Center for Transgender Equality tweeted on Tuesday that it delivered transgender pride flags to every member of Congress to celebrate Transgender Visibility Week.
"With the help of community members & volunteers, we delivered trans pride flags to EVERY member of the Congress, from every party, including voting members and non-voting delegates," the center tweeted from its verified account.
2/ With the help of community members & volunteers, we delivered trans pride flags to EVERY member of the Congress, from every party, including voting members and non-voting delegates.— National Center for Transgender Equality (@TransEquality) March 26, 2019
Our request: Fly them outside your office for #TransVisibilityWeek. pic.twitter.com/yh8qT9E3ds
Updated 5:15 p.m.