This rally is a response to a national call-to-action to celebrate, affirm, and protect trans women of color. We want to engage the public in a conversation about ways to protect trans women of color, build movements that include the leadership of trans women of color, and expand our political platforms so that they reflect the intersecting issues that trans women of color face here in the South. We see this rally as the first step to creating a Charleston where trans women of color have the right to safety and opportunity right here at home, as our city has not seen an event like this before.
Funding will go to pay local DJ’s for fundraiser to support a Global Black Queer Artist Residency program.
Funding will go to paying for venue rental for 11-month QTPOC leadership cohort trainings.
Funding will go to support Nuestra Voz’s leading of Durham, NC’s first Latinx Pride.
Funds will go to compensate QTPOC folks to showcase their art in turn contributing to the support and survival of queer, trans and gender-non-conforming people of color.