These Trans Military Ban Protest Signs Will Make You Ready To Resist

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On Wednesday President Donald Trump made a multi-tweet announcement that the United States would no longer allow transgender individuals to openly serve in the military — claiming that the military couldn't be "burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption." Hours later, hundreds of furious people, armed with protest signs against discrimination of transgender people in service, flooded New York City's Time Square to push back against the ban.

In his tweets announcing the move on Wednesday, Trump wrote:

Naturally, protesters (including trans individuals and their allies) were determined to remind Trump that transgender folks who choose to serve the country in the military are not a burden.

Among the sea of uniform signs reading "resist" (in the colors of the transgender flag), protesters flexed their solidarity, outrage, disgust, and policy know-how in their signs. Here's just a few of the stand-outs to remind everyone, once more for the people in the back, that #TransRightsAreHumanRights.

What Is This Really About?

Women's March on Twitter

The numbers don't add up.

This One Literally Says It All

Stephan Kozub on Twitter

Trans people who dedicate their lives to service deserve more than this.

"Trans People Are Not Disruptions"

Jason Rosenberg on Twitter

Say it louder.

Trans Rights Are Human Rights

Shannan Ferry on Twitter

Check out that chanting.

Protesters Refuse To Accept This

Ryan Kaminski on Twitter

It's really that simple.

#NotABurden

NYCLU on Twitter

It's called "service," Mr. President.

Note The Two Circles.

יוספה בתיה ✡ on Twitter

Venn Diagrams don't lie.

TL;DR

Stephan Kozub on Twitter

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Although they made a powerful statement, Wednesday's protest was just the start of the long fight against this ban.