Protect Trans Kids, Protect Trans Lives
Protect trans kids. Protect trans lives. These two messages illuminate Saint Mark's, seen across Seattle during the city's biggest Pride celebrations, from June 20 through June 29. So far this year, state lawmakers across the country have introduced nearly 500 anti-LGBTQIA2S+ bills, most of which target transgender and non-binary people. The ACLU has been fighting back by working in state legislatures, taking unconstitutional policies to court, and mobilizing supporters to protect trans rights. This Pride month, and every day, we are defending everyone’s right to be themselves – fully, freely, and with joy.
Learn about a recent legislative victory around gender affirming care here in Washington.
Celebrate LGBTQIA2S+ Pride at these events across Washington all summer long.
Check out the national ACLU’s podcast episodes, Finding Trans Joy Through Sports and Let Trans Kids Speak for Themselves.
Families Belong Together
The words Families Belong Together shine bright in support of the 41 million immigrants living in the U.S, including Jaime Rubio Sulficio. After almost three years of living in sanctuary at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, Jaime recently learned that his immigration case had been reopened, granting him a second opportunity in his long battle to gain permanent residency in the U.S. Now he is ready to transition from being in sanctuary to his family's home, marking a new chapter to rebuild his life.
The fundamental constitutional protections of due process and equal protection embodied in our Constitution and Bill of Rights apply to every person, regardless of immigration status. Learn more about the ACLU-WA Immigrant Rights Project.
Justice means they would still be alive today.
May 25 marks the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, a watershed moment that has re-energized an ongoing nationwide movement and sparked an urgent conversation about the role of policing in our state. In Washington, about 40-50 members of our communities, disproportionately Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian American Pacific Islander, are killed each year by police officers. That must change. With Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, we projected names each night, beginning with George Floyd on May 25, 2021.