Trans community comes together for ‘See Us Now’ protest and march

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Sunday, the valley community continued to demand equality for all. A trans protest marched from the north end of The Strip to downtown Las Vegas.

The local transgender community and their allies were out demanding justice and equality for all.

Blue Montana is a transgender man and local activist. He created the organization “Trans Resistors,” which planned this “See Us Now” march through downtown Las Vegas Sunday.

“Black lives matter. Trans lives matter,” Montana told 8 News Now.

As Black Lives Matter protests continue, following the death of George Floyd, these couple dozen demonstrators want to shine the spotlight on recent killings of black transgender women across the country.

“Black trans lives are the most vulnerable lives. Black lives are vulnerable. Black trans lives, particularly Black trans women are always more vulnerable,” said Blue Montana. “They’re vulnerable for work, they’re vulnerable for violence, they’re vulnerable for homelessness, and it’s just not okay. We need to stand up for them.”

Allies of the LGBTQ community, like Will Wiseman, also joined Sunday’s protest. Wiseman’s fiancé is a transgender woman, and he says a little love can go a long way.

“Find a transgender woman or man or even kids nowadays are transitioning, and just tell them that y’all love them,” Wiseman said. “I believe that equality should be everywhere.”

Montana says he will continue chanting until things change.

“We all bleed the same, we’re all human people. And we’re tired of being targeted,” Montana said. “We’re here to say we’re not going to put up with it anymore. We’re done.”

We are told the group is planning to have another protest and march in a few weeks.

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