More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Support the Trans Day of Action with NYC's Audre Lorde Project on June 24
GLAAD is proud to endorse the 7th Annual Trans Day of Action on June 24, 2011 in New York City, hosted by the Audre Lorde Project. The march will last from 3 PM to 7 PM, and is aimed to raise awareness and celebrate the accomplishments of trans and gender non-conforming people.
The trans and gender non-conforming communities and their allies come together on the Trans Day of Action to seek economic and social justice for all people, regardless of their gender identity or expression. The march calls for advocates to dismantle transphobia, racism, classism, sexism, and other forms of inequality that permeate various social movements.
The event also includes points of unity that serve as goals for the march. These include respectful and safe housing for trans people; equal access to and safety in public spaces; equal access to employment and education opportunities; and dignity and respect in several other areas.
The Audre Lorde Project is a community organizing center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans, and gender non-conforming people of color. The center emphasizes using education, mobilization, and capacity-building in order to achieve community wellness and progressive justice. It urges people to see past their differences, and embrace their diversity in order to overcome all forms of oppression. TransJustice is a political group within the ALP, created by and for trans and gender non-conforming people of color.
The location of the march is still to be determined. For more information, email email@example.com, or contact Mya Leilani Vazquez at 212-463-0342 ext. 15.