June is Pride Month, but in lieu of celebrating the 50th anniversary with the usual festivities, Autostraddle, a feminist online community for lesbian, bisexual and queer women, is calling for a suspension of regular activities and for the public to donate bail funds for protestors. “Now more than ever we will not forget that Stonewall was a riot. It was a rebellion,” the organization wrote in a recent announcement. “Our movement was born from Black and Brown trans women throwing bricks at cops.”
Below is a tweet of the announcement:
This moment is crucial, the time is now to fight against white supremacy, fight for Black lives and for Black futures. We are suspending our regular publication schedule this week to focus on the overwhelming need for upheaval: https://t.co/BSKzGUNOyb pic.twitter.com/Q8YtNyRJMZ
rn— Autostraddle (@autostraddle) May 31, 2020
To that end, Autostraddle compiled a list of grassroots organizations from almost every state in the country—Alabama to Wisconsin—that support the Black community and to where donations can be sent. See the list here.
In addition, Autostraddle is republishing articles related to activism, written by and for Black queer and trans people who are in the “fight against White supremacy and the fight for Black lives and Black futures,” according to the website. Check out their “No Justice No Pride” page.