The Drag March for Change has kicked off in Chicago, in support of Black Lives Matter and demand justice for victim… https://t.co/rm7r2Yr0sd
— Vashon Jordan Jr. (@Vashon Jordan Jr.)
There have been 14 reported murders of transgender and gender non-conforming people in the US in 2020 alone, and there are likely to be many more that have gone unreported.
A black trans man, Tony McDade, was killed by Tallahassee police in Florida in late May and was misgendered in subsequent reports.
A black trans woman, Iyanna Dior, was attacked in Minneapolis by a crowd of people shouting homophobic slurs in early June, with a video of the incident circulating online.
With black trans people experiencing vastly disproportionate rates of violence and murder, the demonstrations in their support spreading across the US are an important reminder that all black lives matter.