Cities, companies, and organizations across the country are commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots with parties this June. But Stonewall never ended. Stonewall is now.
At least eleven Black trans women have been murdered this year—including Layleen Polanco, who died at Rikers because she couldn’t afford $500 bail. Two trans migrants have died due to ICE and CBP negligence. The U.S. government continues to push policies and rhetoric that threaten our survival. The same state that targeted us in 1969 is still killing us in prisons, detention centers, and inciting violence against us in public.
Join us in El Paso on 6/25 for a rally and day of action—or take action wherever you are online and in the streets—to reclaim Pride, honor Stonewall, and demand justice. We must hold the U.S. government accountable for the deaths of Black and brown trans women, because #StonewallIsNow.
A. Here’s how you can take action:
1. Sign our pledge and share it on social media. Here’s the link: https://bit.ly/stonewallisnow
2. Email the pledge to your friends, family, and coworkers.
3. On social media, share a photo of you holding a sign stating why you support Black trans women and trans migrants.
4. Record a short video explaining why you support Black trans women and trans migrants.