Monday, June 29, 2020

The First Pride Was a Riot

The First Pride Was a Riot
The first Pride was a riot.

Riah Milton and Dominique“Rem'Mie” Fells were killed amid an increasing outcry –
Advocates are renewing their call to end violence against transgender people after two black trans women were murdered this week –

We mourn those we have lost.

Continuing a disturbing trend of violence against the transgender community, two more Black trans women were killed this week—
Tony McDade was a Black transgender man shot by police in May—

Say His Name.

A video circulating on social media shows a group of 20 to 30 people hitting Iyanna Dior outside a store—

Say Her Name.

Thousands Take to the Streets to Demand Justice for Murdered Trans Women—
Dear Community, It has happened again. As we bury yet another Black trans woman whose valuable voice—

Say it louder.

Muhlaysia Booker was brutally beaten and then found shot dead a few weeks later—
Two Black transgender women were killed this week—

Weeks and weeks the weak and cowardly close their fists in hate.

Marsha P. Johnson’s body was found in the Hudson River six days after she was reported missing in 1992.

Say her name.
Throw rocks.

Black trans lives matter.
The first Pride was a riot.

1 comment:

Kimberly G. Giarratano said...

This is a beautiful and profound post, Kat.

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