President Barack Obama will send a special message to the LGBT community Friday during a livestreamed event for Stonewall Day.
His message will be part of a virtual fundraising event for Trans Lifeline, Brave Space Alliance, TransLatin@Coalition, and the Ally Coalition, four LGBT organizations severely affected by COVID-19 and recent events highlighting the need for fair and equal treatment under the law for all.
Stonewall Day, launched in 2018 by social advocacy and community engagement group Pride Live, is a global campaign to elevate awareness and support for the legacy of the 1969 Stonewall uprising and the continuing fight for full LGBT equality.
This year, the third annual Stonewall Day will offer support to the Black Lives Matter movement and address LGBT issues including the dangerous rise of violence facing transgender women, especially Black trans women.
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