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A message of solidarity from the Federation of Gay Games

14 Jun 2020 15:53 | Douglas Litwin (Administrator)

A message of solidarity from the Federation of Gay Games during the Covid-19 pandemic and global Black Lives Matter movement.

We want to take this moment to emphasize to our Members and followers that we join in solidarity with protestors over the historical and escalating epidemic of the death of Black people caused by police violence sparked by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of 4 police officers in Minneapolis.

Throughout the world, it is communities of color who are suffering the most due to systemic white privilege, which has been further exacerbated by the Coronavirus pandemic.

During Pride Month it’s necessary to recognize the daily struggles that Black LGBTQ+ communities in the United States and around the world are facing.

Following the forcible removal of drag Queens and a call to action by a butch lesbian as she was being dragged away, it was a Black trans women who threw the first bricks and punches at the Stonewall riots, around this time in 1969, and it is important that the LGBTQ+ world remembers that.

We stand with peaceful protests against oppression, racism and white supremacy.

We vow to be not just non-racist but anti-racist in our approach and in our actions.

We wish you safety and solidarity during these troubling times.  #solidarity #justiceforgeorgefloyd #equality #diversity #inclusion #pride #love #togetherwearestronger

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