Rapid City Transgender Advocates protest bills in South Dakota Lesiglature

Protests were also held across the state in Sioux Falls.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — On Saturday, advocates for transgender students protested in Rapid City.

The protest came after a bill submitted by Governor Kristi Noem banning transgender women and girls from participating in high schools was approved by the Senate State Affairs Committee on Friday.

Protestors say that they want to see more education and awareness among the state legislature. They also ask for community members to use their voice to speak their opinions on the matter to their local representatives.

“What I would like to see is more education and understanding throughout the South Dakota state legislation,” said Cynthia Grace, a protester in Rapid City. “There’s been a lot of misrepresentations about trans individuals, trans students and also trans citizens here in South Dakota.”

“We’re here to continue advocating across the board across the state that our community members need to step up and be good neighbors, be good relatives, and each and every one of our constituents has a voice to speak up to their elected officials and remind them that this is not the South Dakota way,” said Candi Brings Plenty, a protester in Rapid City.

 

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Protests were also held across the state in Sioux Falls.

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