As the second half of 2017 approaches with eye-blinking speed, it's important to stay active in our communities and continue the fight for equality.
GLAAD have released a video featuring Will & Grace co-stars Debra Messing and Sean Hayes celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month and calling for LGBTQ people and allies to take part in LGBTQ marches on Sunday, June 11 in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and more than 50 cities nationwide.
There are lots of ways to celebrate Pride Month, both as a member of the LGBT community or ally.
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Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, director of external relations at the National Center for Transgender Equality, a partner of the march, said she was "pleased to see is that this march is focusing on marginalization, calling out appropriately that for far too long, many voices in [the] broad LGBTQ community have been kept out of discussions that impact their lives". If passed, the "bathroom bill" would force trans and gender nonconforming children and adults to use the restroom/dressing room/changing facility that aligns with the gender marked on their birth certificate. Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker will speak during the rally portion, along with Ray Hill, a queer and convicts' rights activist known for his work with Harvey Milk, and Fatima Mann - an intersectional feminist and queer activist who co-founded Counter Balnace ATX.
The transgender community is "not the last letter in a growing acronym, we are multiple communities that are oftentimes mystified, demonized, and it's coming at a high cost", she said. "We hoped to host speakers that could address this and provide means for impactful action".