Transgender Day of Remembrance in West Hollywood story now up on @autostraddle // I talked to some of the community and those elected to serve about what TDoR means to them, what they’re doing to fight for the living, and what we can do every day
25 transpeople have been murdered so far this year (on record, not including those unreported or misgendered) making this the deadliest year on record // Say their names, light a candle, and talk about their stories // honor their lives and fight to protect trans lives on all days
Rest in Power:
Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow
Ava Le’Ray Barrin
Gwynevere River Song
Ally Lee Steinfeld
7 gun control activist were arrested at the Hart Senate “Die-In”
LONG IMPORTANT READ:
From the press release:
The activists demanded that Congress immediately pass Senator Chris Murphy’s Background Check Expansion Act and Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban, as well as reinstate federal funding of Centers for Disease Control research into gun violence. .
“These GOP lawmakers who take money from the NRA are literally killing this country with their refusal to push gun controls like those we demanded today,” said arrestee Tim Murphy. “We’ll continue to haunt them as long as they stand by silently while more AR-15-assisted massacres take place.” The activists had earlier visited the offices of National Rifle Association beneficiaries Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to deliver their demands while additional GAG activists chanted outside with a banner that read “Background Checks Work.” .
“I hope today’s action inspires the 94% of Americans who support background checks to hold their elected officials accountable in more demonstrative ways,” said GAG member John Grauwiler. The three forms of activism we used today speak to the comprehensive and systemic nature of the gun violence problem. No stone can be unturned and no one can hide,” he said. .
so get on those phones .
(Photo from the Pulse One Year Memorial Vigil at the Stonewall Inn)