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New York: ‘Bail out LGBT people, not banks!’

Published Jul 1, 2009 5:01 PM
WW photo: Monica Moorehead

Pride weekend kicked off in New York City on June 26 with a militant march for trans and gender non-conforming (TGNC) peoples’ rights. The Trans Day of Action marched from Union Square past New York’s Human Resources Administration to demand that all people receiving public assistance, including TGNC people of color, be treated with respect and dignity.

WW photo: Brenda Sandburg

The annual event is led by TransJustice, a project of the Audre Lorde Project, New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit, trans and gender non-conforming people of color center for community organizing.

On June 28, a contingent that included the Bail Out the People Movement, Workers World Party, the International Action Center and the youth group Fight Imperialism, Stand Together marched under the slogans “40 years and counting—Stonewall means fight back!” and “LGBT people need a bailout, not the banks!”