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Trans activist writes about Obama actions
2015-07-01

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Jennicet Gutierrez—a transgender activist who heckled President Obama and was ejected from a White House LGBT reception—wrote in a June 25 Washington Blade op-ed that she finds the president's actions on transgender immigrants disheartening, The Hill noted.

Gutierrez wrote that her protest on June 24 is justified, given what she considers to be Obama's past inaction on helping transgender immigrants.

"It is heartbreaking to see how raising these issues were received by the president and by those in attendance," she wrote in the article that is titled "I interrupted Obama because we need to be heard."

Gutierrez reportedly repeatedly interrupted Obama's speech. At one point, he said, "No, no, no, no. Listen, you're in my house"—to loud cheers from the crowd.

The Hill article is at thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/246151-heckler-obamas-response-on-transgender-immigrants-heartbreaking .


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