Kentucky Sen. Karen Berg’s son Henry, prominent trans rights advocate, dies at 24

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-kentucky-henry-berg-brosseau-hrc-trans-died-suicide-20221221-4dehcdcff5g4nglh4br6r65wyq-story.html

As the article says, this building hate is not happening in a vacuum.   It is also not a natural happening phenomenon.   It is being drive, the outrage stoked, the anger directed at trans, gays, drag queens by the republicans in office and the right wing media.  Social media right wing influencers have found it is their way to fame.   Matt Walsh has made a career out trans bashing and trans misinformation.   Before he did that he was an unknown but shot to fame once he targeted the trans people.    Libs of TT wouldn’t have any fame if they were not the darlings of the right by increasing the hate and outrage with lies against the LGBTQI+ especially the trans people.  These people are not the real funders of this hate.   That is the dark money republican / extremely far right think tanks funded by dark money.   The same people trying to create a Theocracy, the same people trying to get rid of democracy, the same people trying to make the US another Russian style government.   There is billionaire money behind this to drive the country into a regressive point in time and into a morality these people think really existed but never was true.   Plus foreign countries also try to increase the hate and outrage to drive chaos in the US to weaken us as their competitors.   We need every online person to do their best to fight this or there will be much more deaths.   Hugs

Henry Berg-Brosseau, a prominent transgender rights advocate and the son of Kentucky Sen. Karen Berg has died at the age of 24. His death was confirmed by the Democratic lawmaker in a statement released Tuesday afternoon.

“Last Friday morning my son Henry died by suicide. He was a beloved son, brother, nephew, dog parent and friend,” she wrote. “The depth of his loss is yet to be absorbed.”

Berg-Brosseau, who was trans, served as the deputy press secretary for politics at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. Part of his job was to deal with the “hateful and vile anti-trans messaging being circulated around this country on a daily basis,” according to his mother.

“This hate building across the country weighed on him. In one of our last conversations, he wondered if he was safe walking down the street,” she wrote.

 

“The vitriol against trans people is not happening in a vacuum,” she added. “It has real-world implications for how transgender people view their place in the world and how they are treated as they just try to live their lives.”

Born in Louisville, Ky., the young activist began his short, yet impactful advocacy career as a student at Louisville Collegiate School, where he organized a protest against so-called LGBTQ “conversion therapy,” spoke to the Kentucky Senate Education Committee, and participated in other “local and national causes,” according to an online obit.

Henry Berg-Brousseau

“Henry was first and foremost a fighter and an advocate. He was fighting for transgender rights as a teenager in Kentucky, far earlier than he should have had to,” HRC President Kelley Robinson said in a statement.

“Losing Henry is an unfathomable loss to the Human Rights Campaign family,” Robinson said, describing Berg-Brosseau as “a light” and a “deeply passionate, deeply engaged, and deeply caring” co-worker who will always be remembered for “his hunger for justice.”

The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, 1 p.m., local time, in Louisville, Ky.

 

2 thoughts on “Kentucky Sen. Karen Berg’s son Henry, prominent trans rights advocate, dies at 24

  1. Odd that someone would demand a person be miserable than allow the idea that one’s genuine being and his/her outward appearance are not the same.
    May we all find peace this year, and may those who would demand others be miserable so they can find peace find wisdom.

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