Prizm News / November 8, 2018 / By Staley Munroe
Trans Activist Felicia DeRosa speaks to fellow protestors outside the capital building in Columbus. (photo courtesy of Staley Munroe)

Protestors march to Goodale Park, speaking out against the Trump Administration’s newest attack on theTransgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Non-Conforming community.


By Staley Munroe

Yesterday’s “We will not be erased” protest issued a crowd of Trans, Gender non-conforming, and Non-Binary Columbusites and their allies rallying from the Capital building to Goodale Park, chanting “Trans rights are human rights!” Speakers including Trans Veterans, community leaders, and allies like Rick Neal shared testimonies, encouragement, and possible next steps to continue the fight against erasure with the Trump administration’s anti-trans agenda.

Protest organizer Felicia DeRosa said, “It is time we all come together in love to fight this hateful rhetoric. No one has the right to tell you who you are. We have always been here and we always will be, no matter what!”

Bob Vitale
A Toledo native and graduate of Toledo Public Schools, Bob has worked as a local government and politics reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, as a Washington correspondent for Thomson Newspapers and as editor-in-chief for Outlook Ohio. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Ball State University and a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield.