Trans ‘Day of Vengeance’ Canceled over ‘Credible Threat to Life and Safety’
Prior to the Nashville shooting on Monday, Transgender Radical Activist Network (TRAN) had planned an organized protest to take place outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday called “Day of Vengeance.” News of the event’s cancelation broke Friday morning when Our Rights D.C., a co-organizer of the event, announced in a series of tweets that they had received a “credible threat to life and safety, which they claimed was a “direct result of the flood of raw hatred directed toward the trans community after the Tennessee shooting.”
Although the organization referred to the Nashville massacre as a “heinous act,” they argued that, as a result, transgender-identifying individuals have been targeted. “This is one of the steps in genocide, and we will continue our efforts to protect trans lives,” they tweeted. Our Rights D.C. ensured that they “have notified the appropriate agencies” and are continuing to “preserve trans and nonbinary life.”
Despite the “Day of Vengeance” being called off, transgender activists have continued their efforts to bring widespread acceptance of transgenderism to the American nation. Today marks “Transgender Day of Visibility,” which originated in 2009 when Rachel Crandall-Crocker, a man who identifies as a woman, advocated for a day set aside to “have a moment of happiness.”
Crandall-Crocker spoke to significant influence of Rita Hester, who also identified as transgender was murdered in 1998 when he launched the concept. “I wanted a day that we can celebrate the living, and I wanted a day that all over the world we could be all together,” he said.
President Joe Biden shared his support through a tweet posted this morning that read, “On Transgender Day of Visibility, we want you to know that we see you just as you are: Made in the image of God and deserving of dignity, respect, and support. We’ll never stop working to create a world where you won't have to be brave just to be yourself.”
As a fallout of the Nashville shooting and the “Day of Vengeance,” there has been an uproar of responses from both sides of the political spectrum. Leaders who believed “the violence may only continue” have been proven right over the last few days. While the Left continues to bring awareness to the “genocide” against transgenders, Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins was shouted down at a peaceful assembly on Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus.
“This is what happens when our nation glorifies harmful ideologies, refuses to prosecute evil-doers, and closes down open discussion,” Hawkins tweeted.