What Happened For Black Transgender People When Police Protests And Pride Converged

AMERICA RECKONS WITH RACIAL INJUSTICE

June 2020 was a pride month that looked different from past years, and not just because people were socially distancing and wearing masks: Demonstrations for LGBTQ equality overlapped with protests against violence and systemic racism against Black people.

At the intersection of these two fights for equality are Black transgender people.

Imara Jones, an independent journalist and founder of TransLash media, told NPR’s All Things Considered, that this moment has been “a crucible.”

Transgender women of color are pioneers of the LGBTQ-rights movement. Why are they still fighting for their lives?

Transgender women of color are pioneers of the LGBTQ-rights movement. Why are they still fighting for their lives?

The start of LGBTQ Pride Month came with an exciting announcement in New York City: Two pioneering transgender activists, vanguards of the gay-liberation movement, would be getting statues in Greenwich Village, immortalizing their vital roles in the 1969 Stonewall rebellion — which has its 50th anniversary this year and is widely considered to be the official start of the movement.