Ben & Jerry’s Statement on Trans Rights
At Ben & Jerry’s, we believe that everyone deserves justice in all its flavours. Whether that’s for refugees who have fled their homes because of violence and persecution, or communities at the front lines of the climate breakdown, or people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or other. Everyone, no matter who they are or who they love, deserves full and equal civil rights.
Trans people are our friends, our relatives, our co-workers. They’re artists, teachers, and politicians. And recently, they’ve been under attack. Like other marginalised groups, trans people are facing real threats to their health and safety. They are more likely to be attacked in public bathrooms, more likely to be refused work based on their appearance, and more likely to be discriminated against when seeking a home.
Whether it’s banning trans people from serving their country in the military or the exclusion of trans women from some feminist spaces, it’s clear that there are real challenges that trans and non-binary people are facing right now. That’s why Ben & Jerry’s is proud to stand with the trans community as friends and allies in the fight for equality.
Justice isn’t finite. It’s not like slices of a pie. If we give some people a little more security, they aren’t taking away from our own.
We need to unite and fight for justice and equality for all, without exception and leaving no group behind.