A Transgender Rights Ad Will Debut During The GOP Convention

A screenshot of the

Placing the ad exclusively on Fox News the evening when the GOP nominee gives their acceptance will force the network's conservative viewers to confront the real life challenges the transgender community faces. A male employee at the restaurant, however, stops her from going into the women's restroom.

Mushovic said the ad is a dramatized version of what many transgender people experience and features a transgender woman from North Carolina in the primary role.

Alaina Kupec, a transgender woman from North Carolina, stars in the minute-long ad that depicts a scenario-that is now legal in 32 states-where she is stopped from using the women's bathroom while out dining at a restaurant.

According to the groups who produced the ad, it will run once again on MSNBC during the Democratic national convention the following week.

The television commercial is funded by the Freedom for All Americans Education Fund, Movement Advancement Project, and National Center for Transgender Equality, among others.

U.K. candidate Leadsom drops out of PM race, leaving only May
The country voted to leave the European Union and as prime minister, I will make sure we leave the European Union", she said . Former mayor of London candidate Zac Goldsmith tweeted his support for the "dignified exit" made by Andrea Leadsom .

North Carolina has been at the center of this controversy after Gov.

It's paid for by four LGBTQ groups that have formed FairnessUSA.org, a campaign to support gender equality. "So what we've found is people have these misconceptions about who transgender people are".

Ineke Mushovic, executive director of the Movement Advancement Project, said the ad buy cost around $270,000 and includes a subsequent airing on Fox Business. A shocking one in ten (12%) transgender people reported being harassed, attacked, or sexually assaulted in a bathroom, and one third avoided drinking or eating so that they did not need to use the restroom. HB2 makes it illegal for transgender people to use restrooms in public buildings that match the gender they live every day, making them susceptible to even higher levels of harassment and violence, according to a Fairness USA news release.

The ad appears to be a direct response to North Carolina's recently enacted bathroom law.

Related News:

  • Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom vie to become Britain's next prime minister

    Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom vie to become Britain's next prime minister

    Asked if Mrs Leadsom could become a Conservative version of Mr Corbyn, Ms Patel said: "We could end up in that situation". Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has tonight re-iterated his support for Andrea Leadsom.
    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical to Buy Sagent in $736 Million Cash Deal

    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical to Buy Sagent in $736 Million Cash Deal

    That compares to a Friday close of $15.50 for the US -based maker of hospital pharmaceuticals. As part of the five ANDAs, Sagent picked up Propofol Injectable Emulsion, 1%.

    Heightened Security In Dallas Following New Threat Against Law Enforcement

    WFAA-TV in Dallas reported that 25 officers stormed out of the headquarters with gun trained on top of a parking garage. Johnson served in the Army Reserves for six years and was stationed at the Seagoville Reserve Base in North Texas.
  • George Osborne admits he'll miss his own surplus target

    Prior to the European Union referendum vote, the Chancellor, was tipped to be moving next door to 10 Downing Street. The U.K. government will lower its corporate tax rate in a bid to attract business to a post-Brexit Britain .
    Kerber holds her own in final against Williams

    Kerber holds her own in final against Williams

    They are now 14-0 in major doubles finals. “After I won that first set, I got a little more calm. "I remember one and two". Addressing the current situation in the US, Williams said: "Violence is not the answer of solving it.
    N Korea threatens 'physical response' to US-South Korea anti-missile system

    N Korea threatens 'physical response' to US-South Korea anti-missile system

    The North said it will take an unspecified "physical counter-action" as soon as the THAAD location is announced. The move to deploy the THAAD system also drew a swift and sharp protest from China.
  • Coalition looking closer to majority

    Labor leader Bill Shorten has not conceded victory but has said it is now "more likely" Mr Turnbull will form the government. On Wednesday afternoon the coalition appeared to have 70 seats to Labor's 67, with one Green and four independents.
    Jordan Spieth pulls out of Olympics

    Jordan Spieth pulls out of Olympics

    Spieth's withdrawal comes just days before The Open at Royal Troon, with Matt Kuchar now set to take his place in the U.S. team. It will be a minimum of two players and maximum of four if four players in the top 15 of the world ranking commit to play.

    Rosberg demoted to third following radio penalty, Mercedes set to appeal

    The German, who had a race-long battle with Verstappen, suffered a gearbox malfunction late in the 52-lap race at Silverstone . A downpour before the race created havoc and an immediate call for full wet tires and a start behind the safety vehicle .
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda takes final 'Hamilton' bow

    Miranda's next move will be preparing for his film role in the sequel to Mary Poppins; he'll play a lamplighter named Jack. Javier Munoz, who was Miranda's understudy, will now play the title character seven times a week.
    Theresa May to replace David Cameron as UK PM Wednesday

    Theresa May to replace David Cameron as UK PM Wednesday

    Andrea Leadsom said sorry to Theresa May , who has no children, amid the uproar touched off by her Times of London interview. Cameron said: "We will have a new prime minister in that building behind me by Wednesday evening".

    Ballance back in England squad, Anderson out injured

    With Anderson's absence confirmed, it is set to be Roland-Jones and Ball going head to head to fill the vacant seamers' spot. The 42-year-old stressed the need for batsmen to put up decent scores in order to give bowlers something to defend.


Most liked

Shinzo Abe landslide victory in Japan elections
The prime minister's victory would allow the conservative party to push forward with its constitutional reform plans. Any amendments passed in parliament would then require approval by a simple majority in a nationwide referendum.

Say What? Snoop Dogg Botches Weed-Related Question On 'Celebrity Family Feud'
For those who have followed the music career of Snoop Dogg , it is no secret that marijuana appears to be his area of expertise. That's the Celebrity Family Feud question that Steve Harvey put to Snoop Dogg and boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard on Sunday.

Europe Summit Not for Discussing South China Sea, Says Beijing
The ruling in the worldwide court case before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague is set to be announced Tuesday. China lays claim to virtually all of the South China Sea in the so-called nine-dash line.