NOLA Trans March 2015
We’re going to close our office early tomorrow, April 24, 2015, but we won’t be heading home. Instead we’ll be taking to the streets of New Orleans.
Tomorrow, April 24, NOLA Trans March takes place. This youth-led march is the first for New Orleans. We’ll be there supporting our trans community members and helping to lift up their voices in letting all of New Orleans know that Black Trans Lives Matter.
HLG was formed with the intention of creating a legal practice and community support that puts the LGBTQ community first. In Louisiana, across the Deep South, and in much of the United States, discrimination against the LGBTQ community is rampant. This is especially true for transgender, gender variant, gender queer, and gender nonconforming people of all ages, and young black trans people in particular. That’s why HLG doesn’t just treat our LGBTQ community as equal. We make them a priority.
That means when HLG has to choose between taking action in solidarity with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters, or staying in the office to get more billable hours, we think work can wait. What can’t wait is recognition of the incredible injustices and violent danger that the trans community faces. What can’t wait is action from organizations, policymakers, and neighbors to protect and uplift the trans community. What can’t wait is justice.
So, HLG will be trading our suits and legal pads for marching boots and picket signs this Friday. We will be re-committing ourselves to the struggle for safety, justice, and love for our trans brothers and sisters, and will be staying true to our original purpose: to keep the struggle of the LGBTQ community a priority both inside and outside the courtroom, and to keep struggling for liberation in our lifetime.
If you would like to join us, BreakOUT!, and all of our beautiful fellow community members for NOLA Trans March, meet at N. Claiborne and Ursulines Ave. at 3:15 p.m.
You can find out more about the March on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571357229806532/
If you can’t make it to the march, join the movement on social media by following:
#BlackTransLivesMatter #MakePennyProud #NOLATransMarch2015
HLG will be posting live updates to our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/hitelawgroup