The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has announced that it has “joined several LGBTQ organizations in launching a national TV ad depicting anti-transgender discrimination.”.
The ad is planned to air during the Republican National Convention on Tuesday, July 21st on FOX news channel. It will also air on MSNBC during the Democratic Convention.
The HRC website says that the ad features a transgender woman (man who believes they are a woman) from North Carolina. HRC states the star of the ad is from North Carolina because the state’s House Bill 2, “bans transgender people from accessing restrooms consistent with their gender identity, making them even more susceptible to harassment and violence.”.
HRC’s statement about the ad made no comment on how open facilities policies would make women and children more susceptible to predators who would take advantage of such a facilities policy, such as that of the Charlotte Ordinance that HRC helped craft. The Charlotte Ordinance outlawed single sex facilities, both public and private, within the city limits.
The ad also doesn’t reflect the likelihood that no one would likely intercept and stop the transgender woman in the ad from using the bathroom.
According to the HRC website, the organizations involved in the ad are, “Freedom for All Americans Education Fund, the Movement Advancement Project, the National Center for Transgender Equality and the Equality Ohio Education Fund made the ad with additional support from the Equality Federation Institute, the HRC Foundation, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.”
The ad shows several women coming to the aid of the transgender woman and ushering them into the ladies room while casting dirty looks at the manager of some type of eatery where the ad is staged.
There is a voice over, which the view is led to assume is the transgender woman from NC speaking, but they are never identified by name. The narration states that ‘they were born male but always knew they were female inside’ and so they “transitioned”. There is no elaboration of this “transition” that took place; was only cosmetic or was this a transition via surgical methods?
The ad appears on the “Movement Advancement Project” YouTube Channel.
Fairness USA is apparently funded via “Freedom for All Americans Education Fund”, which is a 501(c)(3) organization. The 501(c)(3) Education Fund is an “component” of Freedom for All Americans, a 501(c)(4) organization.
View it the ad: