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In June, the We Exist Coalition of the Finger Lakes held a rally in support of transgender civil rights at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls. At the rally, transgender people from a variety of backgrounds shared their stories including Tabatha Elizabeth Emil. She’s a veteran and spoke of how she felt when the ban on transgender people serving in the military was lifted during the Obama administration.

Kelly Walker / Finger Lakes Public Radio 89.5 WEOS

 

A crowd gathered in Declaration Park at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls Saturday morning. It was a rally in support of transgender civil rights organized by the We Exist Coalition of the Finger Lakes.

 

New York State Assemblyman Harry Bronson led the crowd in a chant at the conclusion of over an hour of speakers sharing their own stories. They included transgender individuals of a variety of backgrounds and ages as well as the parent of a transgender child.