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Black Trans Lives Matter

  • Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by a white officer in Atlanta this weekend, in another horrific instance of police violence. Atlanta’s police chief subsequently announced she would step down and the officer who shot Brooks was fired.
  • Tens of thousands of people protested violence against Black trans people this weekend in cities across America. These protests came just as the Trump administration moved to revoke discrimination protections for trans people in health care and health insurance.
  • And in headlines: an update on COVID-19 in the US and around the world, African nations call on the UN to address racism and police brutality, and FKA Lady Antebellum just can’t get it right.Follow and donate to groups working to protect black trans people:
    The Okra Project: theokraproject.com
    Black and Pink: blackandpink.org
    The Marsha P. Johnson Institute: marshap.org
    And more: actblue.com/donate/black_led_lgbtq
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