Our trans sisters are dying and we have to stand up to fight this!
Today, rallies are set up around the country to address this matter. #TransLiberationTuesday will be a call to action. A way we can acknowledge the loss of trans women and hopefully strengthen the overall conversation.
Here's more from The Advocate:
“We say the names of Mya Hall, Kandis Capri, Elisha Walker, Shade Shuler, Ashton O’Hara, India Clarke, Amber Monroe. We say the names of the black trans women whose lives have been cut short and demand that our cisgender family acknowledge that all black lives matter,” said Elle Hearns, Black Lives Matter strategic partner and GetEqual central regional coordinator, in a press release. “The time is now to join #BlackLivesMatter in action as we celebrate our sisters who are living — the very sisters who have fought next to us to sustain this declaration that has been heard around the world.”
The rallies for the observance, dubbed TransLiberation Tuesday, are scheduled as follows, all times local, with one event Wednesday:
Tuesday, 1 p.m., Church and 12th streets
Tuesday, 5 p.m., City Hall
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., 1255 S. Halsted
Tuesday, 6 p.m., Dayton Courthouse Square
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Franklin Square
Wednesday, 6 p.m., Hermann Park Conservancy
Follow the hashtags #BlackTransLivesMatter and #TransLiberationTuesday starting at 4pm Eastern time.