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Henry Berg-Brousseau In Memoriam

By Charlotte Robinson, December 27, 2022

Over 35 transgender & gender non-conforming people have been murdered in 2022 in this country which doesn’t included those who have taken their own lives because of the difficulties finding acceptance. Sadly one of those individuals was Henry Berg-Brousseau a transgender rights advocate whose story helped inspire opposition to trans-restrictive legislation in Kentucky who died this month at age of 24. Henry was the deputy press secretary for politics for the Human Rights Campaign. Kelley Robinson HRC President stated, “Losing Henry is an unfathomable loss to the Human Rights Campaign family. Henry was a light – deeply passionate, deeply engaged & deeply caring. His colleagues will always remember his hunger for justice, his eagerness to pitch in, his bright presence & his indelible sense of humor. He could always be counted on to volunteer for a project, hit send on a press release from wherever in the world he was, or share a kind word in the elevator up to his office.” His mother Kentucky State Senator Karen Berg added, “The vitriol against trans people is not happening in a vacuum. It is not just a way of scoring political points by exacerbating the culture wars. It has real world implications.” Robinson concluded, “In honor of Henry’s life, we must come together & speak out against injustice. We must fight for our transgender family. We must celebrate his light & honor him by continuing to fight for full equality for all. Our thoughts are with his parents, his sister, his entire family & our whole community.” 

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