Rashawn & Beyond: Anti-Violence News for Queer People of Color

The Rashawn Brazell Memorial Fund aims to establish a sustainable tribute to Rashawn that promotes critical thought about the impact of violence and intolerance, particularly upon queer communities of African descent.

Through this blog, we provide action alerts, event postings and breaking news as a means of informing these communities in ways that enable them to combat racism and homophobia.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Action Alert

Supports Rally in Memory of Michael Sandy


At 5pm today Black LGBT leaders will meet for a rally and press conference on the steps of New York City Hall. In the wake of the fatal attack of Michael Sandy, the 29-year-old black gay man who died as a result of a gay bashing incident that occured last Sunday, Black LGBT organizers and activists will demand both an end to hate violence in the city and accountability from city leaders.

The rally is sponsored by People of Color In Crisis, the New York State Black Gay Network, Gay Men of African Descent, the New York City Anti-Violence Project and the National Black Justice Coalition.

You can read more about the attack here.


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