"The Trump administration's cruel obsession with ridding our military of dedicated and capable service members because they happen to be transgender defies reason and cannot survive legal review," Jennifer Levi, of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, said.
The Trump administration proposes that government agencies should define sex as "a person's status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth."
#WontBeErased hashtag erupted hours after The New York Times reported the Trump administration's push via a memo for a new legal definition of gender, which would essentially eradicate the estimated 1.4 million Americans who identify as a different gender than the one assigned assigned at birth.
"A good sharp knife will do the trick," a parent suggested.
"If he wants to be a female, make him a female. A good sharp knife will do the job really quick."
This is just one disturbing post hitting Facebook this week after a 12-year old transgender girl used the girl's bathroom at Achille Independent Middle School in Oklahoma.
"A welcoming place for everyone," CEO Kevin Johnson said of the May diversity training. Managers still didn't get the memo.
Two months after the highly publicized, and eventual flop, of Starbucks' diversity training, a transgender employee with the company for nine years has filed a lawsuit because her manager in Fresno, Calif., made her work days intolerable.
Lupe Valdez, former sheriff of Dallas County, is the first openly gay and Latina to win a major party nomination for governor in Texas.
"Unpacking these stories is a difficult but necessary process if we as a society want to protect the most vulnerable and address the root causes for their unjust and premature deaths."
With four weeks left in the year, 2017 will be remembered by the LGBTQ community as the deadliest year for transgender people in the United States. According to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), at least 25 transgender people have had their lives cut short due to transphobia against people who don't identify with their biological sex.
Danica Roem, a Democrat of Virginia, has taken the seat from self-proclaimed "chief homophobe" Bob Marshall, who has sat on the legislature since 1992.
"Like same-sex colleges all over the country, Spelman is taking into account evolving definitions of gender identity in a changing world," said the president of the historically Black women's college.
Spelman College, a historically Black women's institution, is revamping its admissions policy that will now allow transgender women access to education at their institution beginning in 2018.
"We have made an investment in you, and you have made an investment in the Coast Guard," U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft said of service members. "And I will not break the faith."
President Trump's attack on the LGBT community was threefold on Wednesday.
On the same day President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced that transgender people will not be allowed to serve in any capacity in the United States military, and the Department of Justice said that sexual orientation is not a basis to protect someone from discrimination in the workplace, the administration had one more blow to make to the LGBT community.