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Members of the LGBTQ+ Caucus Introduce Joint Resolution Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility

 

(MADISON)—Today, Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee), Rep. Greta Neubauer (D-Racine), Rep. Marisabel Cabrera (D-Milwaukee), Rep. Lee Snodgrass (D-Appleton), and Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) issued the following statement regarding the introduction of a joint resolution recognizing Transgender Day of Visibility in Wisconsin:

“It is with great pride that we present this joint resolution to the legislature. The resolution was produced in collaboration with members of Wisconsin’s transgender and gender non-conforming community.

“Transgender Day of Visibility, which takes place annually on March 31st, is an international celebration of transgender and non-binary people. With this resolution, we seek to acknowledge and elevate all transgender and non-binary Wisconsinites, and hope that our state joins us by helping to make our communities places where transgender and gender non-conforming people are welcomed, supported, and have the opportunity to thrive.

“The resolution recognizes several transgender individuals and organizations that have a Wisconsin connection. These leaders have made contributions to our state through volunteerism, advocacy, political engagement, military service, and cultural and artistic expression. We extend to them our sincere gratitude for joining us in creating this resolution.

“It is of critical importance that the Legislature express its support and appreciation for the transgender and non-binary people in our communities. They are our friends and neighbors. They are part of what makes our state so great. Every day, they empower others to embrace their full selves by living their truth, and continue in their efforts towards equality and fairness by combating indignity with dignity.

“We urge our colleagues in the legislature to join us and pass this resolution, to take action to end discriminatory and harmful provisions in our laws, and to build a more inclusive Wisconsin. Only then will our state be able to reach its true potential.”

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