Remembering Black Trans Lives During Pride Month
So many trans women have lost their lives due to violence that the American Medical Association has declared it an “epidemic.” In just this past week, Riah Milton in Ohio and Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells in Pennsylvania were both killed.
Yet, despite the violence perpetrated against them, black trans people are often the ones on the front lines fighting for change. 51 years ago, trans women of color were the ones clashing with police during the Stonewall Riots in New York City.
Now, black trans people are again showing up and protesting, this time over the police killing of George Floyd.
But as we celebrate Pride this year, who is putting their bodies on the line for Black trans people?
LaSaia Wade, Executive Director, Brave Space Alliance
Stephanie Skora, Associate Executive Director, Brave Space Alliance