March for Trans Day of Action.
Today marks the 13th Trans Day of Action, an annual rally and march held in NYC to stand up for the social and economic rights and safety of Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) individuals. In celebration of PRIDE and its inclusion of TGNC rights, today’s #DailyRevolution is to mobilize your friends and join the march.
The organizers, Audre Lorde Project and the Anti-Violence Project, are calling on communities of TGNC People of Color (POC) and allies from other movements to “unite and work together towards dismantling the transphobia, racism, classism, sexism, ageism, ableism, homophobia and xenophobia that permeates our movements for social justice, while also celebrating the victories and strides for the rights of TGNC POC.”
Transgender people, especially people of color, face high rates of violence. According to GLAAD, in 2017, 13 transgender people have been killed, all of whom were transgender women of color (these are the faces and names of the trans people killed in 2017). TGNC POC people also face high levels of discrimination and barriers to employment, education, and housing.
We are all responsible for bringing greater attention to the deadly and difficult realities that transgender and gender non-conforming people face, especially transgender women of color. We can do so by marching today...
The march will take place at Washington Square Park in the West Village around 1:30pm, with the march beginning around 2pm.
Leading up to the march, the Audre Lorde Project has listed points of unity in the fight for TGNC rights:
We demand an end to profiling, harassment, and brutality at the hands of the police.
We demand access to respectful and safe housing.
We demand access to the NYC LGBT Center without fear of harassment, or censorship.
We demand the full legalization of all immigrants.
We are in solidarity with all prisoners, especially the many TGNC POC people behind the walls.
We oppose the US “War on Terrorism”
We demand health care.
We demand safety while utilizing public transportation.
We demand that all people receiving public assistance be treated with respect and dignity.
We demand that TGNC POC people have equal access to employment & education opportunities.
We demand justice for the many TGNC POC who have been beaten, assaulted, raped, and murdered.
If you’re planning on attending, please RSVP here. Let’s all march to show support for any individual’s gender expression and identity. We will not stand for violence, discrimination, or harassment of trans and gender non-conforming people.