Sacred Heart University students march in support of Transgender Day of Visibility

The focus Friday was to support youth autonomy for queer and transgender people.

News 12 Staff

Mar 31, 2023, 11:45 PM

Updated 389 days ago

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Dozens of people showed up at Sacred Heart University on Friday for Transgender Day of Visibility, marching in solidarity for LGBTQ+ rights.
The focus Friday was to support youth autonomy for queer and transgender people.
University and student organization leaders spoke about the importance of the day from a national scope, as well as on the campus as they spend much of their time there.
Organizers say they were happy with the turnout, and feel more hopeful that all people, regardless of how they identify, can be accepted.
"Being gay, being trans, being any form of LGBTQ+, shouldn't be different, and we need to help bridge the gap between everyone and create an inclusive and equitable society for everyone," said Jonah Savage, president of Pride.
Powerful speeches were made, pushing for more safety and inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ community.
"One of the great things, our trans community is teaching us is to not put somebody in a box," said Savage.
The event was brought together by LGBTQ+ youth advocates called Queer Youth Assemble.


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