It was well-attended and inspiring. 500 is my conservative estimate. There could have been more - I'm not a practiced crowd estimator. The crowd was diverse, motivated and spirited. People need to study what this group is doing. It works. Get Equal, are you listening?
Now, as one of our well-known commentators here on The Bilerico Project likes to ask: What did this accomplish, other than a lot of demanding and yelling? Where's the proof?
Is community solidarity an accomplishment? I think it is, and more than that, it is a necessary precursor to political representation.
This Day of Action unquestionably furthered a sense of community solidarity around issues facing the trans community in New York City.
The speech given by Lourdes Hunter, Chair of the Transgender Program Workgroup of the Brooklyn Community Pride Center was a major highlight of the event. Impassioned and knowledgeable, her speech was inspiring and motivating.
A video of her speech, chants of the marchers and pix of the crowd after the jump. Will you see proof of community solidarity? Check it out after the jump.