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you better be out here respecting trans people or your pronouns are gonna be was were crewneck sweatshirt

you better be out here respecting trans people or your pronouns are gonna be was were crewneck sweatshirt

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Ideal for any situation, a unisex heavy blend crewneck sweatshirt is pure comfort. These garments are made from polyester and cotton. This combination helps designs come out looking fresh and beautiful. The collar is ribbed knit, so it retains its shape even after washing. There are no itchy side seams on these sweaters.

.: Made with a medium-heavy fabric blend of 50% cotton and 50% polyester (8.0 oz/yd² (271.25 g/m²)), this sweatshirt feels cozy and is the perfect choice for those colder months.
.: The classic fit along with the crew neckline deliver a comfy wearing experience with a clean-cut style. Meanwhile, the double-needle stitching at the shoulder, armhole, neck, waistband, and cuff seams add top-tier durability.
.: Say goodbye to itchiness thanks to the gray, pearlized tear-away label.
.: Made using 100% ethically grown US cotton. Gildan is also a proud member of the US Cotton Trust Protocol ensuring ethical and sustainable means of production. The blank tee's dyes are OEKO-TEX-certified dyes with low environmental impact.
.: Fabric blends: Heather Sport colors - 60% polyester, 40% cotton

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Introducing our "You Better Be Out Here Respecting Trans People Or Your Pronouns Are Gonna Be Was/Were" Sweatshirt – a powerful statement piece that boldly advocates for respect and inclusion. At the intersection of fashion and activism, this sweatshirt carries a message that's both impactful and essential. This sweatshirt is the ultimate in trans and gay pride apparel!

The rights of transgender Americans have become a prominent subject of debate, spanning sports fields, state capitols, and the halls of Congress. According to the Human Rights Campaign, over 30 state legislatures have introduced more than 115 bills aimed at limiting transgender rights, encompassing issues from sports team participation to access to essential medical care. However, a recent PBS NewsHour/NPR/Marist poll reveals a striking consensus among the American public. A resounding two-thirds of Americans are opposed to laws that would restrict transgender rights.

This opposition is consistent across the political spectrum, ranging from liberal to conservative, and among all age groups. This divergence between public opinion and legislative action highlights a growing culture war. Republican state legislators have introduced and supported these bills, despite the fact that a significant portion of Americans identifying as Republicans oppose such measures. Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, points out that political parties often cater to their core constituencies. The Democratic coalition represents a broader and more diverse range of perspectives, while the Republican base is narrower, potentially putting it at odds with the overall public sentiment in their respective jurisdictions.

A key factor influencing this shift in perspective is the increasing familiarity people have with transgender individuals. More than half of Americans claim to know someone personally who is transgender. This includes 53 percent of Democrats, 39 percent of Republicans, and 61 percent of independents. The younger generation, in particular, has witnessed a significant increase in awareness. People under 40 are more than twice as likely as older individuals to personally know someone who is transgender. These changing perceptions reveal a profound shift within society. Five years ago, only a third of Americans reported knowing a transgender person, highlighting the growing visibility and acceptance of transgender individuals. While the most far-reaching bills aim to limit gender-affirming medical care for transgender youth, there is limited public support for such measures. Fewer than three in ten Americans favor state laws that prohibit gender-affirming care for minors or criminalize healthcare providers who offer these services.

This sentiment is consistent across party lines, with both Republicans and Democrats expressing strong opposition to these restrictions. It's important to note that such gender-affirming care is considered best practice by most medical experts. It includes treatments like puberty blockers and hormone therapy and is widely acknowledged for its life-saving impact on transgender youth. One area of legislation receiving significant attention is that which bars transgender individuals from participating in sports teams that align with their gender identity. Despite the actions of some states, these proposed laws are widely unpopular across the nation. Only 28 percent of Americans support these bills, while two-thirds oppose them. This opposition transcends political affiliations, with Democrats, Republicans, and independents all in agreement. Notably, those who personally know a transgender individual are more likely to oppose these restrictions.

Americans differ more when considering whether transgender athletes should be allowed to compete on teams that match their gender identity. Public opinion is evenly divided by grade level, with a slight majority supporting transgender children's right to participate on teams that align with their gender identity. However, this issue becomes more polarized along party lines, with Republicans showing greater opposition. The efforts to limit transgender rights at the state level contrast with the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House, which are actively working to expand LGBTQ+ protections. The Equality Act, designed to extend protections against discrimination in employment and housing under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, recently passed in the House.

Sixty-three percent of Americans support this legislation, with a significant party-line division, reflecting the broader national debate on transgender rights. Despite the ongoing legislative debate, stories like Lindsay Hecox's, a transgender athlete, inspire hope for the future. As public awareness and acceptance continue to grow, the prospects for transgender rights and equality remain promising. Hecox and many others are committed to fighting against anti-LGBTQ laws and ensuring that acceptance and equality are upheld in society.

Our "You Better Be Out Here Respecting Trans People Or Your Pronouns Are Gonna Be Was/Were" Sweatshirt is a great way to let the world know that if they don't respect your pronouns, you won't respect them as well. Respect is a two way street. And nobody deserves to feel or be treated less than.

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