'All Black Lives Matter' Protest Puts The Spotlight On Queer And Trans Rights

Protesters at the All Black Lives Matter protest march from Hollywood to West Hollywood. (Chava Sanchez/KPCC)

This story is being reported by KPCC/LAist reporter Josie Huang and visual journalist Chava Sanchez.

The All Black Lives Matter rally is underway, with protesters marching from Hollywood to West Hollywood — the traditional nexus for L.A.'s gay community and the annual L.A. Pride celebration.

Salina Es Titties wore a dress covered in the names of trans folks who have been killed in 2020 at the All Black Lives Matter protest on June 14, 2020. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

The event has a dual purpose: to honor the lives of Black queer and trans people who have been killed by the police; and to drum up support for Black Lives Matter's demands to defund the police and prosecute more officers.

A protesters holds a sign at the All Black Lives Matter demonstration on June 14, 2020. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

The event was created after the organization behind L.A. Pride, Christoper Street West, attempted to hold a rally in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. But that event was canceled after Christoper Street West was criticized for not consulting with black gay leaders outside its own organization.

Protesters at the All Black Lives Matter demonstration on June 14, 2020. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

Protesters at the All Black Lives Matter demonstration on June 14, 2020. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)

A protester at the All Black Lives Matter demonstration on June 14, 2020. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)