CHICAGO (CBS) — Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Friday night to show their support for transgender rights.

“Trans lives matter” chants could be heard outside of Trump Tower at Wabash and Wacker.

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The rally was intended to emphasize the need to keep transgender voices heard on issues such as, education, employment, housing and healthcare.

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“Shows Trump that we’re not afraid to stand up for who we are,” said Adam Davies, a Northwestern University student.

The transgender community and its supporters say they will not remain silent and will oppose the Trump Administration when it tries to take away their rights.

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“I’m here to support trans lives, trans lives of color, trans women of color, and show that we will not bow down to Trump and the Trump/Pence Administration,” said Jayleen James, another protester.