Unite Against Hate
What happened in Charlottesville is painful for people who
care about equality and justice. We all feared the racist bullies would attack,
and they did. Further, it was unsurprising that Trump doubled down on his
We need to use this moment to come together, support each
other, and re-up our commitment to stop white supremacy. As LGBTQ people, we have to unite against hate. As an African-American, I am clear that this
hate doesn’t just target my community. These same fascists are coming after immigrants,
Muslims, Latinos, Asian Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, disabled people –
anyone that’s different and everyone that lives on the margins.
Every one of us must be part of what’s next, whether by showing
up at a rally, providing emotional and spiritual care, or demanding
accountability from our elected officials. We have put together on our website some actions you can take be part of the
We also strongly encourage you to register for our Queering Racial Justice
Institute on September 23 in DC. It’s a place to learn what you need to know
to fight back against the fascists and white supremacists in our midst.
Members of the Task Force family were on the ground in
Charlottesville including some of you. Please email me your experiences and thoughts
or tweet at us @thetaskforce.
Victoria Kirby York
Deputy Director of Advocacy & Action
National LGBTQ Task Force
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