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GALLERY: 2021 March and Vigil for Black Trans Lives

In the second annual march and vigil organized by Trans Resistance MA, demonstrators marched from Nubian Square to Franklin Park Playstead Saturday for Black transgender lives. Participants gathered afterward for a vigil and pridefest that included performances, tabling by LGBTQ+ and BIPOC community organizations and an art installation in remembrance of transgender community leader Jahaira DeAlto.

Demonstrators hold up a “Black & Trans lives matter!” sign at the march. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Demonstrators hold up signs as they march toward Franklin Park Playstead. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Demonstrators hold up signs as they march toward Franklin Park. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
A demonstrator chants into a megaphone. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
A demonstrator holds up an “Asians for Black Lives” sign. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Trans Resistance MA organizers Chastity Bowick and Athena Vaughn leading the march. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
A demonstrator hands a flower to a passerby. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
A demonstrator holds a sign commemorating Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells, a transgender woman who was killed June 2020 in Philadelphia. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Black Lives Matter Boston founder and lead organizer Daunasia Yancey addresses the crowd. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Two demonstrators embrace at the march. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
An attendee watches the pridefest performance. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Pridefest attendees dance to the music. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Poet Golden performs a spoken word poem at the pridefest. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
A demonstrator writes a message at a vigil for Jahaira DeAlto. DeAlto was a transgender woman of color and a known Boston area transgender advocate killed May 2. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Bowick addresses the crowd. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Boston hip-hop artist Brandie Blaze performs with a pansexual pride flag at the pridefest. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Two attendees dance at the pridefest. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF
Drag performer Candace Persuasion joins the pridefest crowd. JASMINE LI/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

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