TRANSGENDER COMMUNITIES TO PROTEST AGAINST ANTI-TRANSGENDER VIOLENCE ON DAY OF ACTION
WASHINGTON, DC, November 17, 2014 — Hundreds of transgender community leaders, activists and allies plan on taking part in a Day of Action tomorrow, Tuesday, November 18. In cities across the country, transgender community advocates will be holding demonstrations calling for an end to anti-transgender violence and homicides. The National LGBTQ Task Force is supporting the Day of Action along with the TransLatin@ Coalition, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, El/La Para Trans Latinas, and Lambda Legal.
“Eleven transgender women have been murdered in the U.S. this year alone,” said Kylar Broadus, Director of the Transgender Civil Rights Project at the National LGBTQ Task Force. “Their tragic deaths cannot be in vain. Their lives must not be ignored. We urge the Department of Justice to implement policies that require uniform and consistent reporting of anti-LGBTQ hate crimes and the Administration to use every tool in their power to prevent another atrocious and violent attack against transgender women. We will continue standing up and raising our voices until full freedom and justice is delivered to all transgender people.”
WHAT: Day of Action against Anti-Transgender Violence and Homicides
WHEN: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 (see list below for times and locations)
WHO: Transgender community leaders, activists and allies
WHERE: Cities across the U.S. including:
Washington, DC: 3022 Mount Pleasant St. NW, 5 PM
Fort Lauderdale, FL: 2330 Wilton Dr., Wilton Manors, 5 PM
Chicago, IL: Division St. and Western Ave., 5 PM
Albuquerque, NM: 2301 Central Ave. NE, 5 PM
Los Angeles, CA: Santa Monica Blvd. and Vermont Blvd., 3 PM
VISUALS: Rally participants to hold signs that read “Transgender Lives Matter” and “Stop Trans Murders.”
Earlier this year, the National LGBTQ Task Force launched #StopTransMurders, a public education campaign to raise the voices of transgender activists and allies working to end anti-transgender violence. To learn more about the campaign, please visit: StopTransMurders.org.
To learn more about the National LGBTQ Task Force, follow us on Twitter: @TheTaskForce.
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