'All Black Lives Matter' Protest Puts The Spotlight On Queer And Trans Rights
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.
.@NeverendingNina on being trans. “I represent a population that gets killed every day. Think about your privilege....” pic.twitter.com/fc0gdfPGpL— Josie Huang (@josie_huang) June 14, 2020
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.
I’m out photographing in Hollywood today at the All Black Lives Matter Pride March with @josie_huang. Thousands march in the streets to protest police brutality and honor Tony Mcdade. @LAist pic.twitter.com/LUrGPN6bd5— Jose Salvador (@chavatweets1) June 14, 2020
Signing the phrase of the... century? At #AllBlackLivesMatter march. pic.twitter.com/zv6EjPPLig— Josie Huang (@josie_huang) June 14, 2020
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.
LA’s #AllBlackLivesMatter march is just getting underway and it’s getting shoulder-to-shoulder here . this is a solidarity protest centered on queer and trans Angelenos. pic.twitter.com/4rmH10LuX1— Josie Huang (@josie_huang) June 14, 2020
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