MassEquality, in its status as a state equality organization, joins with the Equality Federation and its other undersigned member organizations stand in solidarity with our partner OutFront Minnesota in condemning the senseless murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. George Floyd was murdered while he was handcuffed and other officers looked on just two blocks from OutFront Minnesota’s office.
This is unconscionable and should not have happened. George Floyd’s murder and the murders of too many Black people at the hands of police are the consequence of a willful lack of action on racism and police brutality in America by those in power at the local and national levels. These injustices are unacceptable and we demand that those in power do better.
In addition, we call on the LGBTQ community to join in the national day of mourning and action organized by the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression or other local events organized by Black-led community organizations.
Arkansas Transgender Equity Collaborative
Basic Rights Oregon
Equal Rights Washington
Equality New Mexico
Equality South Dakota
Fairness West Virginia
Forum For Equality
Garden State Equality
Louisiana Trans Advocates
Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition
North Dakota Human Rights Coalition
Silver State Equality
Tennessee Equality Project
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
Transgender Education Network of Texas