McGuire Statement On Transgender Remembrance Day

McGuire:  We need more programs and education that teach others how to protect transgender Americans from hate crimes and violence.”

Des Moines, IA –Gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement on Transgender Remembrance Day.

“Today we honor the memory of those who were murdered because of their gender expression or identity. As we grieve for the loved ones they left behind, let it be a reminder that we as a society can do better. We need more programs and education that teach others how to protect transgender Americans from hate crimes and violence.

“We must work to end transphobia everywhere it exists. One of the first things we can do in Iowa is include gender identity in Iowa’s hate crime law. Everyone deserves a safe space. They. Them. Theirs.”