Phil Murphy Talks About Lack Of Vaccination Among Trans People Of Color

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Promises To Work For Trans Community If Re-elected As Governor

Phil Murphy made it clear that he would run for Governor again in New Jersey when the elections will take place in November this year. In a recent interview, he promised that he would work more for the welfare of the LGBTQ+ community and especially the trans community. Moreover, he said, “I’m running for re-election, and when I talk about the “unfinished business” in the broader LGBTQ+ agenda and community—not to the exclusion of other “unfinished business”—I invariably talk about the trans community, and especially the trans community of color. We need to do a lot more work.”

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy
Source: Rolling Stone

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Talks About Skepticism Surrounding Vaccine In The Trans Community

The vaccination rate among trans people of color has not been up to the mark in New Jersey. Trans people have been subjected to discrimination in the past by the government and the health sector and there is a lot of skepticism in the community regarding the vaccine. Murphy revealed the measures that he is planning to take in order to improve the numbers among the trans community. Furthermore, he said, “The trans community, based on the way they’ve been treated by the government and in healthcare in too many cases, are rightfully skeptical. So telling folks the truth, I think using role models to speak to the community, to get role models to get vaccinated visibly to show that they were able to do it with no harm to them.”