The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District’s leadership is deeply pained by the racist violence which continues in this country.
We stand in solidarity with Black and Brown people and their allies worldwide who are peacefully expressing their outrage at racism, injustice, and abuse of police power.
We stand in solidarity with the protesters engaged in powerful actions to demand justice, accountability, and systemic change.
Only by standing together will it be possible to put an end to the senseless brutality we have witnessed for too long.
The Leather and LGBTQ communities have a long history of collective strength in times of crisis and now we invoke that strength to call for freedom and fairness for all oppressed communities.
We call on the entire community to work together to dismantle ingrained systems of inequality wherever they are found. It will be a long journey to the end of institutionalized racism, but our community will act with strength, purpose, and solidarity until we see that day.
Black Lives Matter.
Community members have encouraged contributions to some of the organizations listed below. Although the Cultural District has not reviewed these suggestions, and cannot specifically endorse them, we do urge our community to support the hard work of achieving safety, freedom and fairness for all oppressed communities.
- National Bail Fund Network
- Bay Area Anti- Repression Committee Bail Fund
- People’s Breakfast Oakland
- San Francisco’s Transgender District Fund
- Anti Police-Terror Project
- The Bail Project™ National Revolving Bail Fund
- Protest & COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Community Bail & Bond Funds
- Minnesota Freedom Fund
- Reclaim The Block
- Black Visions Collective
- Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project
- Center for Black Equity
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