Approximately 75-100 people joined Green Mountain Crossroads on the steps of the Brattleboro Municipal Center for a rally last week, in response to the Trump Administration's rollback of guidance in support of trans students. It was inspiring to gather such a large and diverse crowd having only put the word out a few hours before we rallied.
Full coverage was on the front page of last week's Commons newspaper. Read the online version of their story here.
Below are some of chants we spoke together last week (some written by HB) and a couple other good ones that didn't quite make it into the rotation. Unfortunately, I'm sure we'll have many more reasons to be voicing public support for trans people in the coming years. So perhaps these chants will be of use to other folks too. Feel free to use and/or adapt as you need and/or add your own in the comments! See you in the streets!
When trans people are under attack, what do we do? STAND UP, FIGHT BACK!
Hey Betsy, what do ya say? Trans kids were born this way!
Hey Jeff what do ya say? Trans people are here to stay!
What do we want?
When do we want it?
We’re here, we’re queer
We’re fabulous, don’t mess with us!
Trans rights are human rights!
No hate, no fear! Trans students are welcome here!
Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho
Transphobia has got to go!
Dear Betsy, this won’t fly! Title Nine still applies!
Out of the closets and into the streets!
Out of the classrooms, and into the streets!
Back up! Back up! (fast tempo!)
We want freedom! freedom!
Tell the transphobes
We don't need 'em, need 'em!
Hey hey hey there DeVos! (repeat)
We got our eye on you! (repeat)
And what we like most of all (repeat)
is liberation for all! (repeat)