The National Trans Visibility March will take place in Washington, D.C. on September 28th. It’s the first-ever march of its kind, organized by trans rights activists Marissa Miller, Luckie Alexsander, and Aryah Leste.
“Members of the transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary communities will march together against hate and discrimination when they rally in the Nation’s Capital in this historic first,” reads a statement on GLAAD.
“Pose” actress and activist Angelica Ross, who recently hosted the Presidential Candidate Forum on LGBTQ rights, is scheduled to speak at the event. She’s joined by Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign, along with a line-up of other prominent activists.
Trans rights face continuous threats under the Trump administration. The Equality Act of 2019 is under attack, and a trans military ban took effect earlier this year. Also, a terrifying number of trans women of color are being murdered nationwide.
“We are marching in solidarity in support of the passing of the Equality Act and inclusion for the Trans community,” Miller said in a statement to GO Magazine. “We encourage all to #March4TransEquality while demanding justice for those whose lives were taken through senseless acts of violence and murders.”
Over 4,000 people are expected to attend the Trans Visibility March, which was originally planned for March 31th. The weekend will begin with a ceremony on Friday to honor trans and gender non-conforming leaders. On Saturday morning, the Equality Rally will take place at Freedom Plaza, then folks will march all the way from Freedom Plaza to Capitol Hill.