To mark the one-year anniversary of the founding of Black queer and Black trans activist group Stonewall Protests, the community came out on June 17 to celebrate the milestone with the Stonewall family.
The Stonewall Protests are the “direct response to the uprising of the Black Lives Matter Movement. We are a community of Black Queer and Black Trans Activists fighting for Visibility in the Black Community and Abolition in this Nation. We are here to serve the Black Community and end the systemic racism that plagues this country in every aspect, including: Healthcare, Education, Housing, and Policing to name a few,” the group states on Instagram.
“Black Queer and Black Trans People are fundamental leaders in the Black Lives Matter Movement and we will continue to be on the frontlines, we will continue speaking and educating and we will continue to fight back because we are Taking our Liberation!”
The day prior to the event Stonewall Protests posted on social media, encouraging all supporters to come out and celebrate the year of activism and protests.
“That’s 52 consecutive weeks of fighting for Black Trans Liberation, 52 weeks of civil disobedience, 52 weeks of reclaiming space, 52 weeks of community building, and 52 weeks of turning a look!”
Photographer Hatnim Lee snapped some shots of the event. Check them out below.