Action Center

The actions of brave Trans activists like Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, during the Stonewall Riots of 1969 created the foundation of the LGBTQ+ equality movement. 

We acknowledge, learn from, and commend their outrage, organization, intelligence, and empathy.

Systemic racism, homophobia, and transphobia are ongoing crises within our justice system. Our grief for the losses of Black and Brown lives is a call to arms. We must take action now.

The Ally Coalition stands with the loved ones of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and the too many more who are victims of systemic racism and police brutality.

We stand with the Black and Brown community and the protestors who continue to fight for equality and change.

The Ally Coalition will continue to listen, educate ourselves, create spaces for positive discussions, and actively support grassroots efforts for intersectional civil rights.

Black lives matter.

Black LGBTQ+ lives matter.

Young black queer lives matter.

Important Cases

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Shortly after midnight on March 13th, Louisville police officers, executing a search warrant, used a battering ram to crash into the apartment of Breonna Taylor, a 26 year old African American emergency room technician. After a brief confrontation, they fired several shots, striking her at least eight times.

According to the Louisville Courier Journal, the police were investigating two men who they believed were selling drugs out of a house that was far from Ms. Taylor’s home. but a judge had also signed a warrant allowing the police to search Ms. Taylor’s residence because the police said they believed that one of the two men has used her apartment to recieve packages.

(Source: NY Times)

Justice for Tony McDade

Tony was a queer Black American who was gunned down by law enforcement. Nothing can erase that. Talking about Tony earlier brushed with the law should not diminish the humanity of this being a person who is now dead and certainly shouldn’t diminish the fact that society failed Tony. Tony was calling out for help and society failed Tony in so many ways.

Gina Duncan, director of Transgender Equality for Equality Florida, a statewide LGBTQ+ advocacy organization.

(Source: Rolling Stone)

Justice for Monika Diamond

A young transgender woman who was an LGBT+ activist was shot dead in North Carolina.

Police and ambulance staff responded to a call about a disturbance where they encountered Ms. Diamond, who was suffering from shortness of breath.

Ms. Diamond, who was the joint chief executive of a pageant which pays tribute to LGBT+ mothers, was put inside an ambulance where she was shot several times. Monika Diamond, a 34-year-old businesswoman, was announced dead at the scene in the city of Charlotte on March 18th.

(Source: Independent)

Justice for David Mcatee

McAtee was shot as police and National Guard members tried to disperse a large crowd, according to police, who said officers returned fire after being fired upon. The city has a dusk-to-dawn curfew after nights of protests.

The LMPD officers, identified as Katie Crews and Austin Allen, are on administrative leave pending an investigation into the shooting.

The National Guard members have not been identified and have not been disciplined or reprimanded, said Steve Martin, a spokesman for the state’s National Guard.

(Source: CNN)

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

– Desmond Tutu

Support Community Aid Initiatives

support the families of the Black and brown folks who died due to police brutality

The official GoFundMe to support the McDade family

The official GoFundMe to support the Taylor family.

 The official GoFundMe to support the Floyd family.

support the community of protestors fighting for equality daily

A national project that works with organizers, advocates, and legal providers across the country that are using, or contemplating using, community bail funds as part of efforts to radically change local bail systems and reduce incarceration. 

America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education.

A Black-led organization that posts bail for LGBTQ people held in jail or immigrant detention and raises awareness of the epidemic of LGBTQ over-incarceration.

A Black community-led funding initiative to support grassroots trans justice groups run by and for trans people. 

A community based nonprofit in Minnesota that pays criminal bail and immigration bonds for individuals who have been arrested while protesting police brutality.

support Black and Brown LGBTQ+ organizations that work to eradicate systemic racism, homophobia and injustice

A Black, trans, and queer-led organization that is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and violence, and shifting the narrative to create transformative, long-term change.

A non-profit organization that is dedicated to exposing the root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues.

A non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system.

A Twin-Cities based organization that was created to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis. It operates a crisis hotline where people can report abuse, offers legal, medical, and psychological resource referrals, and engages in political action against police brutality.

An organization committed to supporting leaders, institutions and programs for health, economic and social equity for Black LGBTQ people.

An organization protecting and defending the human rights of Black transgender people by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting collective power.

An organization aimed at building the power of Black trans and queer people to force systemic divestment from the prison industrial complex and invest in community support.

A civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black LGBTQ people and people living with HIV/AIDS, with the mission of ending racism and stigma towards LGBTQ people.

A national organization led by Black trans people to collectively address the inequities faced in the Black transgender human experience.

An organization working to end the Black HIV epidemic through policy, advocacy, and high-quality direct HIV services.

A collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black trans people by bringing home-cooked meals and resources to the community.

An organization that seeks to keep New York City from constructing new jails, and to instead divert funds that currently go toward the police and incarceration toward housing, ending homelessness, mental health, and other community support systems.

A Black-led organization working to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans to build a safer, more just community.

An organization founded by Colin Kaepernick that seeks to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.

A Black-led organization creating safe and transformative spaces for community to heal, and nurturing them into tomorrow’s leaders, focusing on trans women of color in the South.

An organization founded by Stacey Abrams that aims to end voter suppression and equalize voting rights and access for fairer elections.

In 2020, the LGBTQ+ community has lost 12 trans members.

Say their Names.

Dustin Parker, Neulisa Luciano Ruiz, Yampi Méndez Arocho, Monika Diamond, Lexi, Johanna Metzger, Serena Angelique Velázquez Ramos, Layla Pelaez Sánchez, Penélope Díaz Ramírez, Nina Pop, Helle Jae O’Regan, and Tony McDade.

Sign Petitions and take action

Color of Change Petitions

1. State of Emergency: End the War on Black people

2. #JusticeforBre: Police officers who killed Breonna Taylor must be FIRED.

3. #JusticeforAhmaud: District Attorneys George Barnhill & Jackie Johnson must be REMOVED from office

4. #JusticeforFloyd: Demand the officers who killed George Floyd are charged with murder.

Justice for Breonna Taylor

The FBI has announced an investigation into the murder of Breonna Taylor. We’re still demanding Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer fire the officers now.

Sign the petition and contact government representatives to demand #JusticeforBre.

Mayor Greg Fischer

  • (844)-298-2731

Governor Bashear’s Office

 District Attorney Tom Wine

  • (502)-595-2300

Attorney General Daniele Cameron

    Senator Rand Paul

    Representative John Yarmuth

    Kentucky Senators General Hotline

    • 1-800-372-7181

    Example Phone Script:

    My name is [-    -]. I am calling on the behalf of Breonna Taylor. We demand that John Mattingly, Detective Brett Hankison, and Detective Myles Cosgrove are fired immediately and charged with manslaughter and negligence. We demand that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate the Louisville Police Department immediately. We demand justice for Breonna Taylor. You cannot shoot an innocent civilian and call it a “clerical error” — we will not have it.

    Justice for DOMINIQUE FELLS

    June 9th, another black trans woman, Dominique ‘Rem’mie’ Fells was murdered. The violence against black trans women needs to stop. Please help get this young woman and her family the justice she deserves.

    Sign the petition here.  

    List of BLM Petitions That Need More Signatures

    Visit this list to sign petitions that need more signatures.

      Black americans are 2.5 Times as likely as white americans to be killed by police officers.

      Source: Mapping Police Violence

      Support Campaigns For Systematic Change

      Register to Vote

      Being a registered and educated Ally will help positively affect social change. Through electing local and national representatives that prioritize solutions to systemic racism, homophobia and transphobia, we can create the foundation of lasting reform and equity in throughout the US.

      Political participation is imperative to support the directives of justice and equality for Black and Brown folks currently advocated during the Black Lives Matter Protests. Learn more about how to get set up here.

      Register to vote.

      Pledge to vote.

      End Qualified Immunity

      Qualified immunity is a legal doctrine in United States federal law that shields government officials from being held personally liable for discretionary actions performed within their official capacity unless their actions violate “clearly established” federal law.

      This rule has sharply narrowed the situations in which police can be held liable—even for truly heinous rights violations—and it creates a barrier to bringing cases in the first place.

      Sign this petition to end qualified immunity.

       

      Know a resource for LGBTQ+ Black and Brown folks not listed above? Get in touch with us.

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