WASHINGTON, DC —Today, on Spirit Day, an annual date to combat bullying disproportionately faced by TQNB+ people, members of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) Youth and Young Adult Advisory Council (YYAAC) released the following statements

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WASHINGTON, DC —The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) mourns the loss of Felycya Harris and the stabbing of Daniela Hernandez, who survived.
Felycya Harris, a 33-year-old Black transgender woman was found dead from a gunshot wound in Meadowbrook Park in Augusta, Georgia on Saturday, October 3. Her death is being investigated as a homicide. Harris was an interior decorating entrepreneur.  She enjoyed making others feel comfortable in their own space. Friends and family mourn her life and legacy.  Felycya’s friend Ricola Collier said “everybody’s going to remember Felycya. That laugh. The smiles. The talks. The arguments. That attitude… Nobody would ever forget who that is.”

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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, on National Coming Out Day, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) released the following statement: “National Coming Out day has historically been used to encourage queer people to tell others that we aren’t heterosexual, or cisgender,” said David Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC). “While today has served as a helpful landmark for many, we must expand our understanding of what “coming out” means — and create space for queer and trans people to instead “invite in” our loved ones. 

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WASHINGTON, DC —The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is devastated to learn that Monica Roberts - activist, journalist, auntie, and inspiration - gained her wings on October 5.
Roberts was a trailblazer, creating the award-winning blog TransGriot, which chronicled trans community accomplishments, hardships, and histories when no one else did. She pushed for media competency in the coverage of trans people, addressed head-on the media misgendering of trans victims, and called on all of us to end the epidemic of violence that trans women of color face.

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