By LaRhya Daniels
The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots is a moment to be celebrated - but also it is a call to further action. After the election of this president, I shared with our community my belief that it is time to work toward intersectional goals and changes - now more than ever. So many members of our communities are under attack by this federal administration, but also by local and state governments, and by our neighbors and friends.
It’s always been easy for some of us to think about our marriages - something we fought for so hard and won so recently - being under attack. But on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, I implore our LGBTQ community in New Mexico to think of how much more is on the line, for all of us, in these times. As we celebrate pride month, our monumental achievements, let’s not forget our call to intersectional work - for everyone in our communities. Queer and trans people are immigrants and sex workers. We are incarcerated and working for minimum wage. We are seeking greater access to education and access to safe and legal abortion care.
I am re-committing myself this anniversary of the Stonewall Riots to honor our siblings in the struggle from the last 50+ years, by working for liberation for us all - will you join me?
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