Trinity the Tuck, a former contestant and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, has called on members of the LGBT community and allies to pay attention to the escalating threats against trans people in the United States. Trinity spoke out against the increasing number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills being proposed and passed by Republican lawmakers, particularly those targeting the trans community.
One such bill, passed in February by Tennessee, effectively banned public drag shows, and the broad language used in the legislation suggests it could be used to target trans people as well. The state has also banned doctors from providing gender-affirming medical treatment to transgender minors and is currently considering a bill that would define sex as biological and immutable.
Trinity, who hails from neighbouring Alabama and is a trans woman herself, took to Twitter to express her concern about the growing threats to the trans community. She called for the same level of outrage and activism that was seen during the abortion debate and the Black Lives Matter movement.
According to Trinity, if these laws continue, it will have a trickle-down effect that will touch anyone who is not Caucasian, straight, Christian, and conservative. She emphasized that trans people exist and are a very vulnerable category of society who deserve respect, acceptance, and defense.
Trinity’s call to action has been seen by over 58,000 Twitter users and has received messages of support from allies and members of the queer community. Some have pointed out that trans women, particularly Black trans women, are often at the forefront of the fight for liberation, and it is time for the rest of the community to show up for them.
- Trinity’s voice adds to the growing chorus of advocates and activists who are demanding that the rights and safety of trans people be protected and upheld. As anti-LGBTQ+ bills continue to be proposed and passed in various states, it is crucial that the community comes together to resist these efforts and stand in solidarity with trans people who are under threat.