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At Rally for Transgender Rights in Manchester, Anger at Trump's Military Ban Tweet

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Sheryl Rich-Kern
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Ann Putnam was among those rallying in support of transgender right in Manchester Saturday.

Close to 100 people rallied in support of transgender equality at Victory Park in Manchester Saturday. They danced through hula hoops, sang songs and waved flags. 
Peter Collins of Merrimack says that for most of his life, he hadn’t thought much about transgender rights. 

"Then when my daughter came out as trans, it became an important issue," Collins said. "Most people, if they knew someone who is trans, would see how important it is."

Rachael Booth reacted to President Trump’s recent tweet banning transgendered individuals from serving in the military. Booth was in the navy during the Vietnam War era.

"With one idiotic tweet, he sent all of our brave transgender soldiers, sailors and airmen back into their closets once again feeling like second-class citizens living in a country that doesn’t want them," Booth said.

Booth also wants New Hampshire to pass a law that prevents transgender discrimination.

 

Sheryl Rich-Kern has been contributing stories for NHPR since 2006, covering education, social services, business, health care and an occasional quirky yarn that epitomizes life in New Hampshire. Sherylâââ

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