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Trans activists and allies respond to Trump’s possible gender move

Following a new report from The New York Times, transgender Americans are expressing concern that the Trump administration is considering redefining gender.

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is interested in classifying a person as male or female based on the gender assigned at birth.

In response, many prominent Americans have rallied to the support of the transgender community. A number of transgender individuals and their loved ones reacted with fear and uncertainty.

A reality television star known professionally as Peppermint echoed many of their concerns.

“I woke to this,” the former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contender wrote. “I’m honestly terrified.”

Cher, the mother of a transgender man, opined that the policy proposal would be Trump’s code for “MAKE THEM DISAPPEAR.”

Estimates indicate about 1.4 million Americans identify as transgender.

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