Black Trans Lives Matter

Black Trans Lives Matter

What A Day - June 15, 2020 - 19:07

Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by a white officer in Atlanta this weekend, in another horrific instance of police violence. Atlanta’s police chief subsequently announced she would step down and the officer who shot Brooks was fired. Tens of thousands of people protested violence against Black trans people this weekend in cities across America. These protests came just as the Trump administration moved to revoke discrimination protections for trans people in health care and health insurance. And in headlines: an update on COVID-19 in the US and around the world, African nations call on the UN to address racism and police brutality, and FKA Lady Antebellum just can’t get it right.Follow and donate to groups working to protect black trans people:The Okra Project pays Black trans chefs to go into the homes of Black trans people to cook them a healthy and home-cooked meal: theokraproject.comBlack and Pink is an LGBTQ prison abolitionist organization working to support LGBTQ and HIV positive prisoners: blackandpink.orgThe Marsha P. Johnson Institute protects and defends the human rights of Black trans people through organizing and advocacy: marshap.orgFind more: actblue.com/donate/black_led_lgbtqSupport our sponsors:60 in 6 available on Quibi: link.quibi.com/60in6

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