Justice Smith shows solidarity for the lives of black queers and black transsexuals in a strong call to action. The 24-year-old on Friday All bright places Star came out in an Instagram post as queer, how important it is to support all black lives. He also announced that he was dating Queen sugaris Nicholas Ashe. "@nckash and I protested in New Orleans today. We sang & # 39; Black Trans Lives Matter & # 39; & # 39; Black Queer Lives Matter & # 39; & # 39; All Black Lives Matter & # 39;", Justice said in a gallery with a clip of the march and photos of him and Nicholas. "As a black queer man, I was disappointed to see certain people who wanted to say Black Lives Matter but were holding their tongues when Trans / Queer was added."
He went on to emphasize the importance of recognizing nuanced black experiences. "I want to repeat this feeling: if your revolution doesn't contain black queer voices, it's anti-black," he said. "If your revolution agrees to let black transsexuals like #TonyMcDade slide through the cracks to free only black Cishet men, it's anti-black. They try to push themselves through the door of a system designed against you, and then close the door behind you. "
Justice also shared why supporting the life of black LGBTQ + in the fight for social justice is crucial, adding: "It is in our conditioning to get as close as possible to white, straightforwardness and masculinity because that's where the power lies. And if we speak about it, maybe it will give us a disc. But the revolution is not about attraction. It is about demanding what should be given to us from the beginning, what should be black from the start , queer and trans-individuals should be given which is the right to exist. to live and prosper in public. without fear of persecution or threat of violence. "He ended with a sweet message to Nicholas and wrote:" You were mine Rock and direct the light through all of that and I love you so much. I know that on the other hand this is change even though the fight is far from over. "
The actor's strong statement came amid worldwide demands for justice and accountability after the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. While the perpetrators are charged in the George and Ahmaud cases, the officials involved in the murder of Breonna have yet to be arrested. Read Justice's Instagram post in full beforehand and learn more about how to take action.
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