Activists Hold Rally for Transgender Rights Over the Weekend

Members of the transgender community take part in a rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol, Monday, March 6, 2017, in Austin, Texas. The group is opposing a "bathroom bill" that would require people to use public bathrooms and restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Activists in Santa Rosa are asking government officials to uphold rights for transgender people. About 250 people marched in downtown over the weekend denouncing Donald Trump’s recent reversal of federal guidelines that expanded restroom access for transgender students.  Marchers called for an end to “transphobia” and violence against transgender people and said denying transgender youth the right to use the bathroom that corresponds to how they identify themselves has lasting psychological effects.