Hillary Clinton to Trans People: You Are Loved

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Credit: Instagram

Super-hero Hils to the rescue!

A little over a week ago Pearl Love, who self-identifies as an Asian Transgendered Individual, posted a video she recorded on the subway. Love  was on the way to work as an outreach social worker for Trans Latina when she was viciously and verbally attacked by a stranger.

Love later posted the video to Facebook explaining, “So now you can understand what’s happening in my everyday life. That happens all the time. But it’s my first time recording it.”

272,671 views and 1,863 shares later and Love had the attention of none other than Dem. Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton herself.

Clinton responded beautiful, telling Love:

Pearl, I’m so sorry that you experienced this. The all-too-high prevalence of violence and hatred faced by the transgender community —  in 2016! —is a rebuke to all of us. Every single person deserves to be safe and live free from discrimination and cruelty, period. And transgender people need to hear from every one of us that you are loved, respected, and deserving of equality under the law. Know that you have my support, and I’m on your side.

As if we even needed any reason to love Hillary Rodham Clinton.

You can view the video in its entirety below and read Love’s full post here.


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