The following call was issued by TransJustice, a political group for trans and gender nonconforming people of color. TransJustice, a project of the Audre Lorde Project, “works to educate, agitate, and mobilize our community and allies on pressing political issues we face.” ALP is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit and gender nonconforming people of color community organizing center based in New York City.
We call for our communities of Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) People of Color (POC) and our allies to come together and join TransJustice as we mobilize for our 9th annual NYC Trans Day of Action for Social and Economic Justice!
This year we are excited to celebrate the resiliency of our communities, call for social and economic justice, and raise awareness of the many pressing issues TGNC POC face. On the 44th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, we will lift up and celebrate the legacy of the amazing TGNC POC warriors that have paved the way for our movements today. We will also honor and continue the struggle for justice, liberation, and recognition for all oppressed people across the globe.
We as TGNC People of Color recognize the importance of working together alongside other movements to create the world we want to see. We live in a time when oppressed peoples including people of color, immigrants, youth and elders, people with disabilities, women and TGNC people, and poor people are underserved, face higher levels of discrimination, heightened surveillance and experience increased violence at the hands of the state. Let’s come together to let the world know that TGNC rights will not be undermined and together we will not be silenced!
Come join us for a rally and march at the Christopher Street Pier on Friday, June 28th, from 2:00-5:00 pm, and help us honor, celebrate, and lift up the amazing work of TGNC POC everywhere!