Green Party of the United States
Getting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,
Queer, Intersex, Asexual Justice & Equality Right
we do not live single-issue lives.” -Audre Lord
On Saturday February 22, The Georgia Green Party published a statement endorsing the The Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights.
While couched in statements about protecting children and women’s rights, it is a document intended to deny trans people their bodily autonomy and freedom of expression. This is an extremely alarming turn for a state Green Party that demands immediate accountability from the National Committee.
National Lavender Green Caucus present the following demands:
1. Green Party of Georgia must rescind its endorsement of the Declaration.
2. A formal, written apology to the transgender and gender nonconforming members of the Green Party of the United States who have been alienated by this transphobic statement. In this apology the Green Party of Georgia will commit to centering trans people who have the relevant experience and are directly affected by gender affirmation policy before issuing a statement about that policy.
3. Green Party of Georgia will also commit to educating themselves and their membership about the necessity of gender affirmation to protect the lives of trans youth and trans adults. Any member of the Green Party of Georgia Coordinating Committee who does not undergo this training must resign.
If these demands cannot be met by the Green Party of Georgia, then the Green Party of Georgia must be disaccredited and disavowed by the Green Party of the United States.
Contact us at LavenderGreens@gp.org
Our video response:
Our Petition for submission to the National Committee: