Political activist, trans activist, and healthcare provider, Jaye Watts said, “Denying the existence of trans kids, and that trans adults could have once been trans kids, is inherently violent. They wish we did not exist, but what they fail to understand is that we are not going away.”
“Denying the existence of trans kids, and that trans adults could have once been trans kids, is inherently violent. They wish we did not exist, but what they fail to understand is that we are not going away.”The Womxn Project is committed to being a voice for justice. Whether that is speaking out against racism or transphobia or organizing for positive change to ensure that we can all make decisions about our own bodies and plan our own futures, you know we won’t just wait around for things to get better. We take action.
Earlier this week when we heard that the Cranston public library was hosting a known anti-transgender speaker who would use his platform to spew lies and hate to our trans and gender nonconforming Rhode Islanders we were proud to partner with the TGI Network, LGBTQ Action RI, Haus of Codec, Democratic Women’s Caucus, Youth Pride RI and Sage RI in urging the library to “acknowledge that they made a mistake in approving the event and immediately cancel it to prevent further harm to the transgender community.” Read more.
That night in show of solidarity with gender expansive people and as a commitment to transgender liberation, The Womxn Project joined partners and activists from across the state for a protest at the library. Our main message: “No hate in our state.” You can see more on our social media and also check out the articles in UpriseRI, Providence Journal and Boston Globe.
Around 250 members of the transgender community along with allies, families and neighbors gathered to show love and support for the transgender community at the William H Hall Branch of the Cranston Public Library Monday evening.
We are proud that we could make it clear to our neighbors and loved ones and to every transgender person here or anywhere – YOU ARE LOVED! We are also thrilled that in response the Cranston Public Library is reviewing their policies regarding the rental of rooms. This is important. While TWP supports free speech and a thriving debate around values in every community, we must always speak out against hate and violence and show up for a more just Rhode Island.
Free Posters to download from this event.
Created by TWP for all who come in love!