“The massacre in Orlando was a dramatic punctuation of what is now a clear backlash to progressive advances.. From increased and persistent violence against LGBTQ people, especially Trans and Gender Non Conforming people of color; religious liberty campaigns, the anti trans bills and the vitriol stirred up during this Presidential election – it is critical we take action as a community to take care, defend and protect ourselves..
We cannot allow this backlash that seeks to send us into the shadows.”
Dear TJFP friends and family,
In the midst of the onslaught of overwhelming violence against people of color, it’s important to be aware of resources and tools that we have to increase safety within our communities. Here are some great safety tips (in English and Spanish) to make note of. Please read and share, Community Safety Tips for Pride, Community Centers, Parties and Events written by Tasha Amezcua (The Audre Lorde Project), Ejeris Dixon (Vision Change Win Consulting), Marisa Franco (Mijente), Elliot Fukui (Transgender Law Center).