Governor Kristi Noem surprises no-one with anti-trans political advert

Governor Kristi Noem surprises no-one with anti-trans political advert

Trump adoring sycophant and South Dakota’s Governor Kristi Noem has released a campaign advert once again whipping up more toxic hatred and attacking the trans kids in her own state. 

The advert came out during national prime time news shows last  Thursday and cowardly doesn’t even use the words “transgender” or “trans,” instead saying using the same tactics as in Hungary with Noem sating she wants to protect girls’ and women’s sports.

The well-worn script goes as follows: “In South Dakota, only girls play girls’ sports. Why? Because of Gov. Kristi Noem’s leadership. Noem has been protecting girls’ sports for years and never backed down.” We hope you had your sick bag handy. 

She announced the ad on her Twitter account also stating that her bill “will give South Dakota the strongest law protecting female sports in the nation.”

Joni Madison, interim president of the Human Rights Campaign said in a statement: “This ad is not just discriminatory, it erases transgender people and dehumanizes them, putting a target on the back of an already vulnerable community. Doing so on a national stage — in a brazen attempt to score political points with her base — makes these attacks especially egregious. In fact, it’s South Dakota’s women and girls that Governor Noem is attacking.”

Madison went on telling it like it is saying: “Prohibiting transgender girls from participating in school athletics alongside their peers is a radical political talking point — one that Noem is using to advance her national political ambitions, but which does not serve South Dakota’s best interests. At stake is the safety of transgender young people, who are facing increased discrimination in their communities, last year leading to the highest incidence of fatal violence against transgender and gender-nonbinary people on record”

She continued: “Noem’s ad resorts to attacking children in service of a divisive and discriminatory political agenda. Every child deserves to be lifted up and supported by their leaders and their government, not targeted and dehumanized. Legislators must reject this divisive bill to avoid tarnishing South Dakota’s reputation and hurting kids in service of Governor Noem’s selfish political gamesmanship.”