Woman at rally wearing mask reading "Black Trans Lives Matter."

The NYPD drone circling over the protest outside the Brooklyn Museum yesterday must have only picked up a sea of white. That’s the color protestors were asked to wear to rally and march silently in the wake of the deaths of Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, Riah MiltonTony McDade, and countless other BLACK trans victims of police brutality and civilian violence.

The event featured speakers from the Okra Project, the Marsha P. Johnson InstituteFor the GworlsGLITS, and BLACK Trans Femmes in the Arts, as well as the family and loved ones of Layleen Polanco, a member of the storied House of Xtravaganza who was found dead in her Rikers Island cell last year.

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