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March for LGBTQ people of color

The Allies for Black Justice organization is hosting a march on Saturday to celebrate support the Black Lives Matter movement within the LGBTQ community, and to celebrate their allies who have shown solidarity.

“We wanted to highlight not only that black lives matter, but we wanted to also give thanks to our allies,” said David Hall, one of the coordinators of the march.

Hall said that this march is not meant to take the attention away from the black community, but to illustrate that the movement also applies to people of color within the LGBTQ community.

“We're trying to use Black Lives Matter to help people understand that trans lives and LGBT lives who are colored–that their black lives matter as well,” said Hall. “Our end goal for Allies for Black Justice is that everyone is part of the human race.”

This is the second recent protest for Allies of Black Justice. While they don’t expect to have as big of a crowd as their first march, they still expect over 1,000 people. The march begins at 3p.m. at City Hall.