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Indy 'BlaQ Lives Matter' rally stands in solidarity with Black LGBTQ community

'Blaq Lives Matter' rally in Indianapolis focuses on the Black LGBTQ community
Posted at 10:43 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 10:43:13-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Protests for racial justice have continued almost daily for more than three weeks.

One local demonstration this past weekend brought together the Black Lives Matter movement with people observing Pride month.

Saturday's event on Meridian Street focused on violence impacting the Black LGBTQ community. The "BlaQ Lives Matters" event wants to make sure that all Black voices are heard in the midst of the nationwide focus on racism.

"As we're talking about Black lives ... we're acknowledging and recognizing our trans community that has suffered over and over and over again prior to this year," Belinda Drake, a State Senate candidate, said.

The BlaQ Lives Matter had a spot on-site getting people registered to vote and also worked to raise money for Indiana Pride of Color and Indiana Youth Group.