Instead of the rainbow balloons, corporate floats and alcoholic beverages that have come to define Pride over the years, protesters carried Black Trans Lives Matter signs and bullhorns. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera — and we cannot forget the people who built this community so we can live proudly and unapologetically. Johnson and Rivera have been credited as leaders in the Stonewall Rebellion against police violence, which galvanized the LGBTQ liberation movement. Protesters demanded justice for Tony McDade, a Black transgender man killed by Tallahassee police; Selena Reyes-Hernandez, a transgender woman fatally shot in Chicago last month ; and other victims of anti-trans or police violence. At least 16 transgender people have been violently killed in , according to the Human Rights Campaign.
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Additionally, an emphasis to support Black trans lives comes in the wake of a decision by President Donald Trump's administration that can allow health care providers to deny coverage for trans individuals. Source: Insider. Source: Los Angeles Times. Source: Colorado Public Radio. Source: WBUR.
Every summer, cities around the globe celebrate Gay Pride also known as LGBT Pride , which commemorates the historic trials and tribulations of the global LGBT community while celebrating equality rights, sexual diversity, and gender variance Every summer, cities around the globe celebrate Gay Pride also known as LGBT Pride , which commemorates the historic trials and tribulations of the global LGBT community while celebrating equality rights, sexual diversity, and gender variance. Global Pride events vary in size and scope. Whether small, large, solemn, or carnivalesque, people from all sexual backgrounds unite under the rainbow flag for a month of Pride bashes.