Thousands Rally in Brooklyn to Protest ‘State of Emergency’ for Trans Youth

When thousands gathered in Brooklyn last summer to participate in a march for Black trans lives, Shéár Avory was at home, helping to care for their family in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. But Mx. Avory, who is transgender and nonbinary, was heartened by what they saw online: images and videos of a sea of people, dressed in white, rallying for their community.

“I remember being so connected to community, even virtually,” Mx. Avory, 22, said. “And just feeling this overwhelming sense of, ‘Well, we did that.’”

On Sunday, several thousand people once again gathered in front of the Brooklyn Museum for the Brooklyn Liberation march. This time, Mx. Avory was addressing them, calling for solidarity and action to support Black trans and gender-nonconforming youth at a rally intended specifically to center their voices and concerns.

When thousands gathered in Brooklyn last summer to participate in a march for Black trans lives , Shéár Avory was at home, helping to care for their family in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. But Mx. Avory, who is transgender and nonbinary, was heartened by what they saw […]

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