Transgender Community Rallies For Health Care Rights In Boston

Transgender Rights Rally

(Kevin Coleman/WBZ NewsRadio)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A rally, advocating for transgender rights, was held in front of the Massachusetts State House on Sunday.

A large crowd, with many from the LGBTQ community, gathered to demand federal protections for members of the transgender community who need health care.

The rally protested the Trump Administration’s plan to roll back on the Health Care Rights Law.

The law is a part of the Affordable Care Act. According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, it “protects transgender people from discrimination in health care and insurance coverage.”

Leo, a sophomore in high school and a member of the transgender community, led chants at the rally.

“I think I get a lot of that energy from the support of my trans community around me,” Leo said. “Because of that, I feel really supported in who I am.”

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WBZ NewsRadio's Kevin Coleman (@KevinColemanWBZ) reports

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