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As a symbol of the changes taking place in Congress as Democrats control the House, one new congresswoman has put a transgender pride flag outside the door of her congressional office.

Democrat Jennifer Wexton of Virginia placed the flag outside her office in the Longworth House Office Building, NBC reported.

“The trans community has been under attack,” Wexton said, according to Time. “I wanted to show my solidarity because we are talking about my friends and family.”

Abby Carter, Wexton’s chief of staff said that Wexton is the aunt of a transgender child and put up the flag as an intentional statement.

“This is personal for me. We’re talking about my family and friends,” Wexton said in a statement. “I want everyone in the trans community to know that they are welcome and loved even in the face of this administration and its attacks on who they are.”

“I didn’t think putting it up would be a big deal, but I’ve received a huge outpouring of support and appreciation from the LGBT community in the past two days,” Wexton said. “We’ve been receiving messages from across the country and they’ve been telling me how much it means to them to see that in the halls of Congress.”

The congresswoman received praise from a group that supports transgendered individuals.

“Representative Wexton has set a clear model of love and acceptance by supporting transgender people not just in the halls of Congress, but in her own family,” said Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality.

“By displaying the transgender pride flag at her office, Rep. Wexton is clearly signaling that the equality of all people should be an indispensable value for legislators and families across the country.”

Wexton said that the flag has attracted notice from passersby.

“The response has been overwhelmingly positive,” Wexton said, according to The Washington Post. “There have been some haters, but they’re in the small minority.”

Some groups said the flag is much like a beachhead in what they see as enemy territory.

“From the military to schools to hospitals, the Trump-Pence White House is working overtime in an attempt to erase trans people from the public square,” Human Rights Campaign spokesperson Charlotte Clymer said to the Washingtonian.

“The trans flag proudly on display in the Halls of Congress is a sign to our community that we will not be erased,” she said.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. james sherwood

    January 9, 2019 at 2:33 am

    I hate to say this, but anyone, voting Democrats, after this election, have lost their mind. I wish to God, I had never voted Democrat in my life..Nothing but cancer.

  2. madge

    January 9, 2019 at 3:08 am

    who cares if Wexton’s friends and family are transgenders? I surely don’t. The American flag belongs hanging in the halls of Congress.

  3. Bart-Jan Mathot

    January 9, 2019 at 3:44 am

    I know this sounds vulgar, but is this congress woman also showing or preparing to show her used female bandages or used tampons to show people she is a potential breeding grounds ????

  4. Linda

    January 9, 2019 at 4:57 am

    When a person says what they are doing is for someone else, don’t buy it. I have to wonder if Democrat Jennifer Wexton of Virginia is dealing with some personal issues of her own. Hmmmmmm. Did she have to get special permission to do this? If not, this is going to get weirder.

  5. abolishliberalism

    January 9, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    WHAT??? There should ONLY be ONE flag that hangs in any government building…the USA Flag, not the “Gay Pride” flag, Take that rag down and throw it out a window! Whats happening to this country? If we are going to allow the flag of some “Movement” to hang in the halls of congress we may as well let anyone hang their agenda’s flags… how about a nice White pride flag? or the BLM flag? maybe the Russian flag or Communist China’s? Something needs to be done quickly about these kooks who are getting elected now a days,Our government and way of life is quickly becoming a comedy sketch!

    • Fed Up

      January 9, 2019 at 10:40 pm

      Didn’t the dems make us take down the confederate flag and every statue associated with history? WTH?

  6. abolishliberalism

    January 9, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    “Abby Carter, Wexton’s chief of staff said that Wexton is the aunt of a transgender child and put up the flag as an intentional statement.”…. look, the sentiment is nice and all and I get it but…if you want to make some sort of statement for your nephew, do it in congress with laws and such, dont start doing this stuff in the offices of Congress, hanging flags and such, there should be no other flags or banners in any of the offices or buildings of the US Government except the American Flag! This type of behavior is very unbecoming of a US Congress person.

  7. abolishliberalism

    January 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Maybe one of the republicans in Congress can show some back bone and hang the yellow “Dont Tread on Me” Flag outside of their office or maybe put an NRA sticker on the door! THIS is why we cant go on electing these Democrat, Agenda driven nut cases to these positions of power.

  8. coachpan

    January 9, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Burn it

  9. Yve

    January 9, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Inappropriate for the station THEY hold. No gay pride flag, no Koran, no dual countries.

    WWG1WGA
    MAGA

  10. Linda

    January 10, 2019 at 4:03 am

    There are only 2 biological ‘genders’ – male & female. Trans-gender is a psychological state that is very dangerous for children. The APA is pushing this to the detriment of children whose thoughts are easily manipulated by adults.

  11. Shari Early

    January 10, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    I’ve read the stories from people who felt transgender as children and their parents went along with it and now as adults they regret it. Unlike a tattoo that can be removed once you grow out of it or age to regret it you can’t just change back when you grow up and regret a gender change. I think it’s strictly an adult decision once you’re older and being the aunt of a transgender “child” she should be working towards mental health issues because that’s going to be very important latter on in this child’s life if they regret what adults allowed them to do as a child. This use to be a mental condition but someone decided it was acceptable. What’s next? Oh it’s ok that he’s a murderer. He can’t help it because it’s in his genetics. We’ll love our children no matter what they choose as an adult. Besides that I understand her sentiment but the U.S. flag is the only one that should be there. She needs to move the other flag to her office.

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