For maybe the first time ever, Fox News viewers may learn a thing or two about something other than gun rights and ISIS while watching the right-wing network.

A major ad buy set to air during the Republican convention next week will feature a 60-second ad about the discrimination faced by transgender Americans. The ad is also set to air during the Democratic convention later this month, but the Republican convention is likely to be a highly watched event.

Amid the idiotic controversy in several southern states about whether or not to allow trans Americans to use the restroom corresponding to their gender identity (thereby allowing them to ‘pass,’ ensuring their safety in one of the most basic human needs), a need for education on the subject is greater than ever. For many people who oppose trans Americans from using the bathroom of their choice, ignorance is the greatest reason why.

Hopefully this ad will convince a few minds that they are on the wrong side of history once again.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at