"All lives can't matter until Black lives matter. All lives can't matter until Black Trans lives matter. We're in this together."
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Mayor London Breed spoke at the Black Trans Lives rally in San Francisco at noon today.
"All lives can't matter until Black lives matter. All lives can't matter until Black Trans lives matter. We're in this together," she said, at the front steps of City Hall.
According to its Facebook page, the rally is called Black Trans Lives Matter - Bridging Black Trans Lives: Advancing Racial Equity for All Black Lives.
Mayor London Breed alsofired back after being criticized Friday for how San Francisco has been assisting homeless, Black trans women during the COVID-19 crisis.
A community member interrupted Mayor Breed while she spoke.
"Nobody thought to say where are the Black, trans women. No, no," the community member said.
Moments later, Mayor Breed said she accepted quote "full responsibility" for the situation.
She also affirmed her commitment to San Francisco's Black Trans Community.
Organizers of today's event also read the names of Black Trans men and women who have died recently.
The group says the event is about raising awareness and "advancing racial equity for all Black lives, and to honor and uplift the voices of Black Trans and nonbinary leadership in the Bay Area."
Its partners are Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community, San Francisco Human Rights Commission, Alameda County Behavioral Health, MegaBlack San Francisco, The Transgender District, TAJA's Coalition, TGIJP, Brotherhood 510, and UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
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