FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2019
NTVM Contact: Marissa Miller
National Organizing Director
Human Rights Campaign’s President Alphonso B. David to Speak at The Historic National Trans Visibility March in Washington, D.C. #March4TransEquality
September 12, 2019- Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso B. David will address the Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC/NB) community on September 28, 2019 at the first and historic National Trans Visibility March on Washington D.C. “At a time when the Trump-Pence administration and anti-equality forces are seeking to actively discriminate against transgender, non-binary and gender-nonconforming people, we must stand up and show up to support and protect our community,” said HRC President Alphonso David. “From the trailblazing advocates at Stonewall and Compton’s Cafeteria to the powerhouse advocates at the forefront of our movement today, the strength, diversity and resilience of the transgender community has driven so much of our progress for equality. We cannot and will not go backward, and we will remain united in the fight for equal justice for all.”
Alphonso B. David, an accomplished and nationally recognized LGBTQ civil rights lawyer and advocate, is the president of the Human Rights Campaign. Mr. David is the first civil rights lawyer and the first person of color to serve as president of HRC in the organizations nearly 40+ year history.
Mr. David has significant litigation and management experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He has been at the forefront of the movement for LGBTQ equality for more than a decade and worked at both the state and national level. Marissa Miller, National Organizing Director, states “We are excited that HRC President Alphonso David will join us for the National Trans Visibility March on September 28 in Washington, DC. Trans Women of Color, particularly Black Trans Women, face disproportionate violence, oppression and struggle especially in these turbulent political times. In fact, this year alone, we have seen 18 Black Trans Women murdered and this march is our call to action to my fellow Transgender, Gender Non-Confirming and Non Binary family to be visible, take action and march forward toward justice. We look forward to partnering with allies like Alphonso David and HRC to ensure our communities are engaged, uplifted and centered.”
Mr. David along with several other leaders will speak at the rally which take place at 9:00am on Saturday, September 28th , 2019, on Freedom Plaza, located at the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, adjacent to Pershing Park in Washington, D. C. Immediately following the rally the #March4TransEquality will begin. The March route will be announced next week.
The Trans March on DC’s National Policy
Intent: In order for us to have a significant paradigm shift, our National family must start to engage both local and national elected officials in ongoing dialogue.
Intersectionality: We must continue to build bridges with civil rights movements, women’s organizations, and businesses whose issues are aligned with our communities.
Impact: To create long term sustainability, in regards to affirming local and national TGNC policies, we must center increasing employment opportunities and focus on providing services that lead to better health outcomes.
The #March4TransEquality is now officially recognized as a part of LGBTQ+ history. The United States Library of Congress selected the website for inclusion in the library’s historic collection of internet materials related to the LGBTQ+ Politics & Political Candidates Web Archives. The United States Library of Congress considers http://www.transmarchondc.org to be an important part of this collection and the historical record.
The NTVM is being funded by corporate and non-profit organizations as well as individuals across the country. Individuals who would like to donate to the March can go to donate https://transmarchondc.org/donate/. For individuals unable to travel, you can participate in the March by joining the NTVM virtual march. Registration is now open through the website http://www.TransMarchonDC.Org. Angelica Ross’s company TransTech Social Enterprises will partner on the virtual march. Angelica Ross is an American businesswoman, actress, and transgender rights advocate and founder and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises. “Our lives have always been on the line. This is why we march,” said Angelica Ross. TransTech Social Enterprises is an incubator for LGBTQ+ Talent with a focus on economically empowering the T, transgender people, in the community.
About the National Trans Visibility March (NTVM): The Ties That Bind Us – On September 27-28, 2019 we will march in solidarity in support of the passing of the Equality Act and inclusion for the Trans community. We encourage all to #March4TransEqaulity while demanding justice for those whose lives were taken through senseless acts of violence and murders.