Biden: End Transgender Violence By Ending Trump Administration

Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden on Saturday accused President Donald Trump’s administration of endangering the LGBTQ community by failing to defend LGBTQ individuals’ rights and safety, reports CNN.

In a speech to the Human Rights Campaign on the first day of Pride Month, Biden described the difficulties still faced by many transgender people, including lack of access to health care and social services, as well as transphobic violence that he said was enabled by the Trump administration.

“We’ve already had five, just this year, five black transgender women killed violently in 2019 — that’s outrageous. It must, it must, it must end,” Biden said as the supportive crowd broke into applause.

“And the fastest way to end it is, end the Trump administration,” he said, before referencing Trump’s transgender military ban and move to withdraw protections for transgender students.