A 'Trans people deserve to live' flag

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World Series fans got a reminder that ‘trans people deserve to live’ with flag

A coalition for transgender Latinx led the banner's presentation from the balcony during the final game.


Samantha Grasso


Posted on Oct 29, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 2:59 am CDT

Transgender people deserve to live, and a group of World Series attendees weren’t going to let Red Sox and Dodgers fans forget it.

On Sunday, during the fifth inning of Game 5 of the World Series, attendees tied a large banner of the trans flag to a balcony of the stadium and unfurled it, revealing the phrase “Trans people deserve to live.”

According to Into, the banner’s display was an effort by the TransLatin@ Coalition, a Los Angeles-based organization working for the rights of transgender Latinx people. The banner’s presence was a poignant reminder of the Trump administration’s recently announced efforts to define sex as unchangeably male or female.

“I felt my heart was dropping along with it,” Bamby Salcedo, president of TransLatin@ Coalition, told Into. “I was kind of exploding because of the adrenaline. You don’t know what’s going to happen with the police and security and all of that.”

The flag, which was flown for several minutes before being taken down by police, wasn’t featured on Fox’s broadcast of the game (though it can be seen in the background of at least one shot). For those in the stands, however, it could not be ignored.



A video of the moments leading up to the banner being unfurled has been shared to the coalition’s Facebook page, showing how Salcedo, Board Chair Maria Roman, and other members attached the banner to the balcony before letting it fall open. The video has received more than 14,000 views.

Trans People Deserve To Live!

Posted by TransLatina Coalition on Sunday, October 28, 2018

H/T Deadspin

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*First Published: Oct 29, 2018, 1:21 pm CDT