Today on the 31st of March, we have the “International Transgender Day of Visibility”. Rosa Lëtzebuerg, with it’s LUXEMBOURG PRIDE, is Member of the EPOA. Together with other european Pride organisations, we signed up on a statement, that should make clear, that we stand with our friends of the “T” community. In this sense, we publish today this statement:
Fifty years ago, brave trans people stood up to police brutality, political indifference, and widespread hate. They stood alongside their lesbian, gay and bisexual friends and comrades, and said that enough was enough.
Half a century on, and as the current custodians of the Pride movement that sprang from this uprising, we acknowledge our roots and stand on the shoulders of those brave pioneers. We are disgusted and appalled by the visceral hatred and intolerance being targeted at the trans community.
Our Pride organisations are founded on a basis of respect, and we demand that all who come to Pride share our commitment to the equality and human rights of everyone in the LGBTI community.
Those who oppose equality and respect for any section of our community are as unwelcome at Pride as those who oppose equality and respect for every section of our community.
We say again that enough is enough. We are proud to be part of this great movement, and we affirm that our Pride stands firmly With The T.