At the same time that families of victims in the Club Q shooting were being notified about their dead, U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker decided to attack transgender people in a bid to lift his troubled campaign.
As part of his closing argument to represent Georgia, Walker unleashed an ad on banning transgender people from competing in sports which corresponds to our gender.
By doing so he is contributing to the climate of fear which led to the deadly attack on Transgender Day of Remembrance.Having grown up in Atlanta, and with deep Southern roots, I was told that Georgia was too focused on building our common future to embrace the vilifying of others as a strategy.
Clearly this is not a desire shared by Walker. Rather than bring people together, he has chosen demonization as the way to win office.