Erik McGregor is a New York City based artist, photographer and activist. Erik is a member of the People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street and co-writer of the Occupy Wall Street’s Declaration of the Occupation of New York City. As a published freelance photographer, he has documented activist groups actions in NYC since 2011.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
TransJustice: An Audre Lorde Project March to Continue the Legacy of Stonewall Resistance at the 13 Annual Trans Day of Action
New York, NY — TransJustice, a program of the Audre Lorde Project, created by and for Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color (TGNC POC), gathered Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Two Spirit organizations and allies on June 23, 2017 at Washington Square Park for the 13th Annual Trans Day of Action to build upon the legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion and draw attention to the continuing conditions faced by Trans and Gender Non Conforming People Of Color.
Despite the increasing interest and visibility in Trans and Gender Non Conforming issues in media and popular culture, we are still seeing unprecedented levels of violence against our communities. This year alone, 13 Trans people of color mostly trans women, were murdered. Additionally, in a recent report by the NY Anti-Violence Project, in 2015 there was a 20% increase in report of homicides against LGBT people, 62% of the LGBT homicide victims were people of color and 67% were Trans and Gender Non Conforming.
The 2017 Trans Day of Action calls for an end to such hate violence and TGNC erasure during Pride season. The event included performances and speeches from TransJustice and local community members.