The Womxn Project Stages Counter-Protest Against Advocates of Hate Speech
Anti-trans group canceled its speaking program in the face of silent opposition
For Immediate Release: November 6, 2023
Providence – On November 4, more than 100 parents, allies, trans, non-binary, and gender diverse community members silently stood in opposition to an anti-trans youth rally held at the State House. The anti-trans rally ended two hours ahead of schedule after organizers compared their paltry number of supporters to those standing in opposition.
The rally was purported to show concern and care for all children, but the organizers were using language that is a familiar dog-whistle to those on the alt-right,” said Jocelyn Foye, executive director of The Womxn Project. “If we truly care about all children, including those who are gender-diverse, we should listen to the research. And the research says that trans and non-binary youth have much better outcomes when trusted adults support them in being who they are.”
This is the second event in two weeks The Womxn Project has held in support of the trans community. As the state prepares for the 2024 legislative session, the organization’s focus remains on helping to create a just society that respects the bodily autonomy of all people.