We’re Ready for the First Transgender March on Washington


Today, hundreds of transgender people, like me, from all over the country are — for the first time in history — taking over the streets of Washington, D.C. in a march organized by the transgender community to demand equality, safety, and dignity.

From the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963 to the March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation in 1993, the African-American and the gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities have achieved great progress towards civil rights and social change. While these communities have made significant strides, the issues facing the transgender community remain staggering.

Five decades after the Stonewall Riot sparked the modern LGBT rights movement; the transgender community continues to be one of the most vulnerable and marginalized communities in the United States.


Article URL : https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2019/9/27/were-ready-first-transgender-march-washington

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