micdotcom: This transgender liberation rally reminds us that…

micdotcom:

This transgender liberation rally reminds us that #TransLivesMatter

  • Dozens of transgender activists and their supporters gathered Tuesday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, for the second annual “Trans Liberation Tuesday” rally. The call-to-action centered on the voices of black transgender women and offered an opportunity for them to share their stories.
  • Organized by CeCe McDonald and Joshua Allen — who are trans and gender nonconforming, respectively — of the Black Excellence Collective, the event was created to highlight the epidemic of violence against trans women of color. So far in 2017, 15 trans women have been killed, the majority of them women of color.
  • Nine transgender and gender nonconforming people shared everything from spoken word to passionate speeches about their experiences. Read more. (7/28/17, 8:01 PM)