Booker: ‘We Don’t Talk Enough About Trans Americans, Especially African American Trans Americans’
BOOKER: "It's not enough. If I can add to this, it's very important because this is not enough. Look, civil rights is someplace to begin, but in the African-American civil rights community, another place of focus was to stop the lynching of African-Americans. We do not talk enough about trans Americans, especially African-American trans Americans, and the incredibly high rate of murder right now. We don’t talk enough about how many children, about 30% of LGBTQ kids, who do not go to school because of fear. It’s not enough just to be on the Equality Act, I’m an original co-sponsor. We need to have a president that will fight to protect LGBTQ Americans every single day from violence."