Created By: Clarisa Ramirez
Saturday, February 2nd, 200 people rallied and marched to the Texas Capitol to protest LGBT hate crimes. To especially protest against a recent LGBT hate crime that occurred on January 19th of this year. Spencer Deehring and Tristan Perry were leaving a Fourth Street bar and holding hands when a group of men began beating them up leaving them unconscious. The march on February 2nd, began at Fourth Street, near the location where the attack took place and continued onto to the south steps of the Capitol. Hyden who organized the event said that “the number of people who marched and spoke at the event was unexpected.” Protesters began their march at 8 pm that night and stopped traffic on south congress avenue. Jerry Garza who participated in the march acclaims, “I just hope that it resonates with everyone else who wasn’t here...If no one’s listening, it goes to deaf ears.” This last stop really sets the tone for society’s future expectations and realities to acceptance the LGBTQIA+ community. It shows that we must continue to fight for the freedom and justice that the LGBTQIA+ community deserves.
This point of interest is part of the tour: LGBTQ+ Tour