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