D.C. Launches Transgender Respect Campaign

Sep 13, 2012 • Culture, Tolerance

Trans campaign hits DC

The District of Columbia is launching a campaign to promote respect for D.C.’s transgender and gender-non-conforming communities. The D.C. Office of Human Rights has focused much of its attention on inculcating in the population that gender identity-based discrimination is illegal. To them, this campaign — which you can see in all its glory on their Facebook page, is a part of this effort.

“I think it’s going to have a great impact,” Kisha, one of the models, told Buzzfeed. “The fact that it is going to be right there in your face. People will see transgender people. They’re going through everyday life, everyday struggles — the same as straight people, rich people, everyone. Getting the message out there … is going to be great.”

We couldn’t agree more.