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"Queers" Protest in the Castro #Blacklivesmatter
by D. Boyer
Sunday Jan 18th, 2015 9:22 AM
Protesters or queers of color shut down the Castro neighborhood's nightlife, in support of, and in solidarity with, the 96 hours of protest taking place in the SF Bay area on MLK birthday weekend. #blacklivesmatter
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Approximately 300 people shut down Castro street on Saturday January 17th during the night when most people are going to bars. Activist's chose the Castro "because it is a space dominated by white middle class men, and is symbolic of the racial divide within the LGBT community and gentrification in San Francisco in general."
Activists also wanted to draw attention to the fact that the Castro supports LGBT related organizations that are generally "apathetic" towards black and brown people.
The protesters demands are:
"1. Pressure San Francisco LGBT Center, Horizons Foundation, Equality CA, Human Rights Campaign, all mainstream LGBT organizations to take concrete action in support of black lives

2. Donate money to efforts that support queer and trans black leadership including TGI Justice Project, Trans Women of Color Collective, and BreakOUT!

3. Find alternatives to calling the police to keep our communities safe

4. Establish safe spaces in the Castro for queer and trans black people
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