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Red Sox and trans pride flag win the World Series

The world series got a colorful reminder of human rights during the game.
Photo credit:
TransLatin@ Coalition

Just as the L.A. Dodgers and Red Sox were battling it out for the Commissioner's Trophy at the World Series on Sunday night, activists draped a huge trans Pride flag from over an upper deck in the stadium seats. 

The message was clear, “Trans People Deserve To Live” and was carried out by the TransLatin@ Coalition. The flag didn't fly for very long as it was blocking the view of some spectators in lower level seats. 

Social media quickly reacted to the unfurling of the banner, accompanied by a video, making it go viral. 

The group who organized the protest was led out of Dodger stadium by security. 

The transgender and non-binary community has mobilized with their advocates recently as a memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was leaked which proposes that people only be identified by the sex they were given at birth. Any challenges to that rule would require a DNA test.

“I felt my heart was dropping along with it,” Bamby Salcedo, president of the TransLatin@ Coalition told Into about the plan. “I was kind of exploding because of the adrenaline. You don’t know what’s going to happen with the police and security and all of that.”

“I hope that this action will motivate members of the trans community, our allies and our comrades to really activate and to really understand that we have power,” she added. “We can demonstrate our power anywhere and everywhere.”