The Stonewall Democratic Club earned its namesake from an act of civil disobedience that would go on to pave the way for expanded LGBTQ+ rights in America and a fight for equality that lives on today. The first pride march was a protest, and it wasn't until a trans person of color threw that first brick at the Stonewall Riots that we were able to begin the work of making change. There is no LGBTQ+ Pride Month without black voices.
The queer community has a unique responsibility to stand with and support black bodies.
- Speak Up. Have continuous conversations with your friends and family, use your platforms. Don’t just do it when it’s making headlines. Don’t just do it for likes on Facebook or Twitter. Silence costs lives.
- Reach out to your black friends, co-workers or family members. A check-in text will go a long way.
- Take cues from local and national black leaders and find impactful ways to get involved.
- Consider supporting black-owned businesses and subscribing to black content creators.
- Hold your elected officials accountable for their words, votes, and actions...and Vote this November.
- Minnesota Freedom Fund providing direct bail to protestors.
- Black Visions Collective A political home for black people across Minnesota,” this Minnesota nonprofit is dedicated to safe, autonomous black communities.
- Official George Floyd Memorial Fund
- Black Lives Matter Los Angeles