‘Free speech’ bus carrying anti-trans message draws protests
A bus carrying an anti-transgender message has drawn dozens of protesters as it makes its way across the US.
After being vandalised by activists in New York City, the bus has drawn dozens of protesters.
The National Organisation for Marriage (NOM), which is adamantly anti-LGBT says that the bus as a simple message.
“Boys are boys and girls are girls – it’s very simple,” NOM president Brian Brown said.
“We don’t want men in girl’s restrooms. We don’t want schools and our law attempting to say that people are bigoted simply because they understand that there’s a difference between male and female.”
The bus reads in full: “It’s Biology: Boys are boys . and always will be. Girls are girls . and always will be. You can’t change sex. Respect for all.”
Protesters took to the street outside the Statehouse in Boston this week.
More than two dozen protesters took to the streets, and Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh raised a trans flag as the bus stopped at City Hall.
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The bus will stop in New Haven, Connecticut, Philadelphia and Baltimore before getting to Washington, DC by 3 April.
A report has been filed with the NYPD about last week’s graffiti, which is investigating the incident last week.
The bus has been criticised for carrying an anti-LGBT message, particularly in New York City which is known for openly supporting equality.
Brown claimed that as the bus drove through New York City, people gave him thumbs up.
But he also said others made “some other hand signals”.
It has been dubbed the ‘Hate Bus’ by LGBT groups, who say that it is transphobia hiding behind the guise of free speech.