Happy Pride: We Owe it All to Trans Women of Color

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Cville Pride honors the founders of this movement, to whom we owe our very existence. Never forget.

Fifty-one years ago today, transgender women of color led the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. What followed was a dramatic shift in L.G.B.T.Q. activism for generations to come. But at no point have black transgender people been put at the center of the movement they helped start. That may finally be changing. The convergence of the Black Lives Matter and L.G.B.T.Q. movements right now is a moment activists say is long overdue, and one they are determined not to let slip away. Above, protesters in New York this month. Pride Month events around the world continue through out the day, many virtually. For some, that means missing out on an important moment of visibility and acceptance: their first Pride.

– New York Times

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