In response to continued attacks on trans people across the nation, the Trans United Fund (TUF), a recently formed political advocacy organization, has released a moving and historic ad lifting the voices of parents of trans children. These families describe their not-always-easy journey and unapologetic love for their kids, and invite America to, “Meet My Child.”
“I told her, ‘I know who you are. I love you. Don’t be scared. Don’t be concerned. Never. Because I am with you,'” one Latina mom shares about a conversation with her trans daughter.
The video goes on to list the consequences of anti-trans rhetoric and discriminatory public accommodation legislation, which perpetuate stigma:
“The assaults. The deaths. The suicides,” says the mother of a beautiful Black trans girl named Trinity. “She’s my heart. I don’t want to lose her.”