LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Close to 50 people came together for a transgender equality march this afternoon in downtown Las Vegas.
They also showed support for the Black Lives Matter movement, especially after several murders of black transgender women throughout the country.
The group walked from the Welcome to Downtown Las Vegas Sign near The Strat hotel-casino to the Federal Courthouse.
They held signs and waved flags, as they chanted “Trans lives matter, Black lives matter, Black Transgender lives matter.”
This march was organized by the Trans Resistance Movement and organizer Blue Montana.
“We’re here to march for their lives, we’re here to protest their death, we’re here to speak for them and we’re here to honor our black brothers and sisters and our transgender brothers and sisters,” said Montana.
In the fight for civil rights and social justice, both groups are united.
“when you look at police brutality, and we look at inequalities and things like that, we’re looking at marginalized people. Whether that is because of your sexuality, your gender identity or the color of your skin, we are all being marginalized and because of this administration we’re being pushed even more to the margins, and that’s why we need to step up, even on a very hot day like today”, said Sy Bernabei, from Gender Justice Nevada.
She also mentioned the lives of those who have died recently, including members of the black transgender community. Also, the struggles that this group still faces, especially during the administration of President Donald Trump
The Human Rights Campaign recently released a report, Violence Against the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Community in 2020. The full report can be seen at HRC.org.
13 Action News reached out to the Republican Party of Nevada for a comment, they have not issued a response yet.