Trans March on DC called ‘first major step’ in visibility campaign

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: A rally was held at Freedom Plaza before the National Transgender Visibility March on Sept. 28, 2019. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Organizers and observers said between 1,500 and 3,000 people turned out Sept. 28 for the first ever National Transgender Visibility March on Washington in which scores of participants held signs proudly declaring their status as transgender or gender nonconforming Americans.

The march kicked off at 11:35 a.m. on Sept. 28 from Freedom Plaza in downtown D.C. following the completion of a two-and-a-half hour rally. It traveled along Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., from 13th to 4th Streets, where the march ended four blocks from the U.S. Capitol.

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Prosecutors drop prostitution charge against trans activist

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. of the Washington Blade, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced at a D.C. Superior Court hearing on April 9 that they were dropping a charge of misdemeanor solicitation for prostitution against transgender activist Dee Curry.

Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Motley immediately approved the prosecutors’ request for a “Nolle Prosequi,” a legal term for stopping a prosecution, and dismissed the case.

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