Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

In The Thick


Jun 25, 2019

On the brink of Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary, this year's Pride is historic. In the Thick's, New York Women’s Foundation Ignite Fellow, Nour Saudi, reports on the significance of pride and how the LGBTQ community of color is continuing to organize, in the city where the Stonewall rebellion originally took place. Despite commemorating Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera’s accomplishments for the LGBTQ community, targeted violence has been on the rise since the election of Donald Trump. This year has devastated the community with at least ten murders of trans women of color. In addition, the deaths of the trans women of color, Layleen Polanco and Johana Medina, are of grave concern and answers are being demanded. As New York City prepares to host Worldwide Pride Day, the community grieves the losses and demands justice for all the fallen lives. 
 
ITT Staff Picks: