Skip navigation! Jonathan Borge. The anger that has erupted after the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and thousands of other Black people is deeply and historically connected to gay liberation. The first Pride was indeed a riot. But history has been written to disqualify and erase the efforts of those at the frontlines: the Black queer community ; Black transgender women in particular.
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Johnson , stood up against police brutality toward Black and Brown bodies in the past. In addition to pursuing activism, donating to Black queer organizations—rather than leaving all the work to Black folks—can go a long way. Below is a list of organizations that support and uplift the Black LGBTQ community that could use your donations right now. You can learn more about this organization on Facebook , Instagram, and Twitter. Donations can be made through its website.
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By design, the movement they started in has remained organic, grassroots and diffuse. But it's not only straight, cisgender Black men who are dying at the hands of police. On June 9, two Black transgender women, Riah Milton and Dominique "Rem'mie" Fells, also were killed in separate acts of violence, their killings believed to be the 13th and 14th of transgender or gender-non-conforming people this year, according to the Human Rights Coalition. Chase said that although Black Lives Matter was "created by queer folks, [cisgender] privilege has taken precedent over gay and transgender people. They often point to Marsha P.
Black transgender women are murdered at alarming rates. At the time, New York refused to grant licenses to bars that served gays, which allowed police to enter Stonewall with a warrant. They arrested 13 people.