Rally supports Atlanta’s transgender community

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LGBT Atlanta came together on Saturday to rally and march in support of transgender people just days after President Donald Trump's tweet that he will ban them from serving in the military

The rally, organized by Rainbros, took place in the parking lot of Ten before participants then marched around the newly-installed rainbow crosswalks at the intersection of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue. Marchers then proceeded west along 10th Street.

Speakers included transgender activistsSebastian Beckham Nix; Gabrielle Claiborne; Tracee McDaniel, the first-ever trans member of the Atlanta Citizens Review Board; Rep. Keisha Waites, one of four LGBTQ state lawmakers; Brian Yancey, Rainbros co-founder; and Jon Ossoff, the pro-LGBT Democrat that lost his campaign for Georgia's 6th Congressional District. It's at least the second LGBT event Ossoff has attended since his campaign ended in June.

The event also served as a kickoff to 30 days of action on transgender issues from Rainbros, a group that launched last fall offering peer coaching for gay Atlantans. The group wants to raise $20,000 to donate to trans organizations, including Trans Housing Atlanta, Transgender Health Education Alliance and Transgender Individuals Living Their Truths.

Our transgender friends are under attack on a number of fronts and we are coming together to support causes and organizations that are working to protect and defend them.

By Tuesday, some 46 people had donated $3,335 to Support out ATL transgender orgs!

During the march, Charlie Stadtlander – a gay candidate for Atlanta School Board candidate – was assaulted and robbed.

In March, some 200 LGBTQ people and supporters marched through Midtown to protest violence against transgender people.

Photos by Russ Youngblood


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