The Jersey Shore LGBT community holds a rally in Asbury Park for transgender service members after President Trump’s tweet banning their service in the military.
Wochit | By Dan Radel
ASBURY PARK – Brenda “Sue” Fulton, a former Army captain and West Point graduate, has a loud voice and is on the war path for President Donald Trump after his tweets banning transgender people in the armed services.
The towering Asbury Park resident, whose voice you can hear in the video above, and past president of the LGBT-military organization SPARTA led a crowd in front of Club Paradise with a chant of “Ain’t going to let Donald J. Trump turn me around,” during a rally Saturday to support the rights of transgender people to serve openly in the military.
Trump’s tweets, delivered early Wednesday morning, said the “United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” and has sent a charge through the Jersey Shore’s LGBT community.Â
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“This administration is attacking those that are marginalized to get their way,” said Luanne Peterpaul, chair of Garden State Equality’s action fund executive committee, one of Saturday’s rally organizers.Â
“Well, Garden StateÂ Equality has a reinvigorated vision. We are not going to be silent, we are not going to stand still,” Peterpaul said.Â
Helping organize the event was several Jersey Shore LGBT groups along with the American Civil Liberties Union.Â
The rally met at Club Paradise and, despite overcast skies and threatening rain, swelled to hundreds of participants. The size…