Residents gather to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility

Residents gathered in Washington Square Park Wednesday to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility and to memorialize the lives lost in the community.

News 12 Staff

Apr 1, 2021, 12:33 AM

Updated 1,173 days ago

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Residents gathered in Washington Square Park Wednesday to celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility and to memorialize the lives lost in the community.
Washington Square Park has become a mainstage for celebrations, awareness and creating visibility for their community.
Many people danced, sang and chanted saying they are still standing after facing discrimination and prejudice.
A memorial was set up on a ledge in the park with candles remembering people in the transgender and nonbinary community who have lost their lives over the past year.
President Joe Biden issued a presidential proclamation celebrating the contributions of the community saying his administration is committed to the promise of America delivering equality for all.
The event was organized by Stonewall Protest.


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