According to new reports, a number of Democrats on Capitol Hill chose to replace their POW flags in favor of flags celebrating “Transgender Pride.”
The move came in celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility, at the behest of the National Center for Transgender Equality.
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
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
Several Democrats, including Rep. Kim Schrier, Rep. Adam Smith, and Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, all removed the POW flags outside their offices, replacing them with the “Transgender Equality” flag.
A spokesperson for Rep. Schrier’s office stated, “Our POWMIA flag has been in the Congresswoman’s office this week,” and said the flag “will be back outside our office tomorrow.”
As a proud member of the @LGBTEqCaucus, I will do everything I can to make sure transgender people #WontBeErased by violence, fear or prejudice. I am committed to safety and equality for all. #TransVisibilityWeek pic.twitter.com/eB9nihPsaI
— Rep. Kim Schrier (@RepKimSchrier) March 27, 2019
During #TransVisibilityWeek I join in solidarity with transgender constituents in WA09 and transgender people across the country. In the halls of Congress, we should always remember our commitment to safety and equality for everyone. My office is welcome and open to all. pic.twitter.com/6jUMWc64qz
— Rep. Adam Smith (@RepAdamSmith) March 26, 2019
I’m proud to hang the Transgender Pride Flag on our #AZ02 door. In the halls of Congress, we should always remember our commitment to safety and equality for ALL. #TransVisibilityWeek #WontBeErased pic.twitter.com/Iu1Hy8aZvx
— Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (@RepKirkpatrick) March 26, 2019