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Intersection: Orlando LGBTQ Community Alarmed By Reports Of Memo

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Jordyn Victoria Laos (l) and Christopher Cuevas. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Reports of a memo outlining a plan by the Trump administration to narrow the definition of gender have sparked fear and resolve in the LGBTQ community

Over the weekend, members of Orlando’s LGBTQ community gathered in front of City Hall to rally around the phrase that’s become a hashtag in the last couple weeks: “We won’t be erased.”

QLatinX executive director Christopher Cuevas and Trans rights advocate Jordyn Victoria Laos join intersection for a conversation about what’s next for the community. They say they’re reassured by the support they’ve received from city leaders, but nervous about what the federal government may do to roll back transgender rights.

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »