LGBTQ Activists to Protest Ongoing Murders of Transgender Women
Southern California Transgender Activists and Allies Will Rally to Demand Dignity, Safety, and Justice
WHAT: On Friday, March 20 at 5 p.m. P.T., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) activists and community leaders will be holding a rally to call for an end to the continued violence and homicides targeting transgender and gender non-conforming people taking place throughout the country. The “Spring into Love” rally is organized by FAMILIA: Trans and Queer Liberation Movement, the TransLatin@ Coalition and other local community leaders, and it is supported by National LGBTQ Task Force.
WHERE: La Cienega Blvd and 3rd Street, Los Angeles, California
WHEN: Friday, March 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. P.T.
WHO: Transgender community leaders, LGBTQ activists, and their allies
“Eight transgender women and gender non-conforming people have been murdered across the US this year alone. This epidemic of violence must end and we urge everyone to join us in creating a safe, just, and equitable society free from discrimination and persecution,” said Kylar Broadus, Transgender Civil Rights Project Director at the National LGBTQ Task Force.
“We are outraged by the continued murders targeting transgender women and gender non-conforming people taking place in Southern California and throughout the nation. We must all do more to protect everyone against violence and discrimination, regardless of who they are. We call on federal and local governments, non-profit organizations, and businesses to join us in stopping these senseless murders,” said Bamby Salcedo, President of the TransLatin@ Coalition.
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