Megan Rapinoe used her platform at the 2nd Annual Time Woman of the Year Gala, to honor and thank the trans community for their unwavering resilience and inspiring humanity. In her emotional speech, she shed light on the attempted genocide and erasure of trans people in our country and globally. Rather than just acknowledging the wrongdoings against the trans community, Rapinoe urged everyone to see the beauty and value that trans people bring to our society. She reminded us that we owe our ability to live a whole life and be true to ourselves to the trans community.
You can watch the video of her wonderful speech below.
“I want to not only just dedicate this [to] but thank the trans community and just say that I am only here because of them. I think we all know what’s going on in our country with really the attempted genocide, erasure of trans people in our country, and globally, but particularly in our country, and I think so often we say, ‘That’s not right,’ or ‘That’s not right to do that to trans people,’ but I think we need to look at it [in] a little bit different way and just look at what trans people have given us, [which] is just an opportunity to live a whole life and to be a whole person, whatever that may mean to you.”Megan Rapinoe – Time Woman of the Year gala