March 31st marked the final day of Women’s History Month and Transgender Day of Visibility. In observation of the occasion, GLAAD released an open letter signed by more than 190 leaders in advocacy, business, entertainment, media, politics, and social justice standing in solidarity with transgender women and girls.
The letter is a response to the hate and discrimination directed against trans people, and is a statement of solidarity between cisgender women, trans women, and feminist allies.
“We all must fight against the unnecessary and unethical barriers placed on trans women and girls by lawmakers and those who co-opt the feminist label in the name of division and hatred,” reads the letter. “Our feminism must be unapologetically expansive so that we can leave the door open for future generations.”