At 530, I joined Rise and Resist at the Washington Square arch to honor the transgender people killed in the US this year. 2017 has witnessed more transgender deaths than ever recorded, 25 domestically, 325 internationally.
Arriving trans activists from all over the city were there.
Melissa Schlarz talked about the contributions of trans people, who need their lives to celebrated. She confessed, she's grown weary of the vigils for trans activists.
Not one more death! This has gone on too long!
Others lamented the lost lives and told their stories.
Stop the violence! Stop the hate! Trans lives matter! activists screamed, recalling the trans people lost their year.