If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 16 years or older can sign up to get a vaccine! Get yours at ⤵️ https://t.co/hVgb9rzQPn— Governor Phil Scott (@GovPhilScott) April 1, 2021
Dear White Vermonters:
Why are you acting so surprised? Didn’t we say our highest priority is embodied in our new state slogan: “Diversity-Inclusion-Equity for You Too” (DIE YT)?
When we said DIE YT, we meant DIE YT.
The Government of Vermont
Meanwhile in the Los Angeles Times opinion section:
Column: California rushed to vaccinate poor people. But what about transgender people?
Erika D. Smith
Wed, March 31, 2021, 7:05 PM·5 min read
… This kind of vaccine hesitancy in the transgender community is common, yet, even on International Transgender Day of Visibility, which was on Wednesday this year, it has been invisible.
… “There is a fair amount of skepticism, particularly within the trans and gender-nonconforming community, about COVID vaccinations,” said Jury Candelario, director of APAIT, formerly known as the Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team. “Some of our clients have just declined.” …
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The point is that some people are just holier than other people. Now, we’re not going to get into the details of who is the holiest, whether it’s BIPOCs or transgenders. But we can all come together and agree that white men should be last in line.