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[email protected] Coalition

The Voice of TransLatin@s in the 🇺🇸

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  • After 1,051 days in detention, Kelly was released from Aurora Detention Center earlier this morning! 

Thank you so much to ALL the people who have supported the #FreeKelly campaign. From signing the petitions, calling ICE, calling members of Congress, participating in weeks of action, writing letters to Kelly, creating events to show your solidarity, and so much more, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS. 

Kelly’s release is a reminder that ICE could have released her at ANY point during the 1,051 days that she was stripped of her freedom. It is a reminder that ICE has the discretion to release ALL people from their custody, and that community organizing works! Since the campaign to #FreeKelly was launched, over 90,000 people joined us in demanding Kelly’s release. We strongly believe ICE was forced to release Kelly, largely due to the community advocacy that was happening online, outside the detention center, and in their inboxes (offices).

During Kelly’s detainment, she was simultaneously organizing to ensure that others who were detained with her were included in the advocacy for release. We want to highlight two Transgender asylum seekers that have also been detained for an extended period of time, Kendra and Sza Sza, who have both fled near-deadly persecution. Black immigrants like Sza Sza are often denied asylum by immigrant judges, which means being detained for longer periods of time while they appeal their cases and/or face deportation back to places they fled in the first place. Because of anti-Black racism, Black migrants in detention, like Sza Sza, are detained longer, are put in solitary confinement more frequently, are forced to pay the highest bond amounts, and experience more violence than other detainees. Sza Sza is in the very same facility that Kelly was freed from in Aurora, but by herself, apart from her transgender siblings. We hope to use this victory as another stepping stone to free them all! 
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  • After 1,051 days in detention, Kelly was released from Aurora Detention Center earlier this morning!

    Thank you so much to ALL the people who have supported the #FreeKelly campaign. From signing the petitions, calling ICE, calling members of Congress, participating in weeks of action, writing letters to Kelly, creating events to show your solidarity, and so much more, THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS.

    Kelly’s release is a reminder that ICE could have released her at ANY point during the 1,051 days that she was stripped of her freedom. It is a reminder that ICE has the discretion to release ALL people from their custody, and that community organizing works! Since the campaign to #FreeKelly was launched, over 90,000 people joined us in demanding Kelly’s release. We strongly believe ICE was forced to release Kelly, largely due to the community advocacy that was happening online, outside the detention center, and in their inboxes (offices).

    During Kelly’s detainment, she was simultaneously organizing to ensure that others who were detained with her were included in the advocacy for release. We want to highlight two Transgender asylum seekers that have also been detained for an extended period of time, Kendra and Sza Sza, who have both fled near-deadly persecution. Black immigrants like Sza Sza are often denied asylum by immigrant judges, which means being detained for longer periods of time while they appeal their cases and/or face deportation back to places they fled in the first place. Because of anti-Black racism, Black migrants in detention, like Sza Sza, are detained longer, are put in solitary confinement more frequently, are forced to pay the highest bond amounts, and experience more violence than other detainees. Sza Sza is in the very same facility that Kelly was freed from in Aurora, but by herself, apart from her transgender siblings. We hope to use this victory as another stepping stone to free them all!
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  •  0  10  3 hours ago
  • Kelly has been receiving ALL your love and support this week! She shared how she’s been receiving all the letters folks are sending and how it’s really helped her keep her spirit up! 

Thank you so much for the beautiful graphic @bbyanarchists 💕
  • Kelly has been receiving ALL your love and support this week! She shared how she’s been receiving all the letters folks are sending and how it’s really helped her keep her spirit up!

    Thank you so much for the beautiful graphic @bbyanarchists 💕

  •  0  10  1 July, 2020
  • Happening Today! We've partnered with Hispanicize for the #UnidosTogether Virtual Summit is the largest FREE virtual gathering of Latinx influencers, content creators, entrepreneurs and media and entertainment innovators. 

We can’t wait and hope you’ll join us! 
Register for FREE at Hispanicize.com
  • Happening Today! We've partnered with Hispanicize for the #UnidosTogether Virtual Summit is the largest FREE virtual gathering of Latinx influencers, content creators, entrepreneurs and media and entertainment innovators.

    We can’t wait and hope you’ll join us!
    Register for FREE at Hispanicize.com

  •  0  1  1 July, 2020
  • It’s Kelly’s birthday (WEEK)!! Our collective wish is to see her free. 
On Wednesday, June 24th Kelly turned 24 years old. We are angry that ICE continues to play a power game and continue Kelly’s detainment 😤 Please join us in celebrating Kelly’s birthday in these three way👆🏾 swipe to see the different actions you can take AND to hear a recording from Kelly about what she has been experiencing lately. 
#FreeKelly #EndTransDetention #AbolishICE #FreeThemAll [artwork on page two by the amazing @juliosalgado83]
  • It’s Kelly’s birthday (WEEK)!! Our collective wish is to see her free.
    On Wednesday, June 24th Kelly turned 24 years old. We are angry that ICE continues to play a power game and continue Kelly’s detainment 😤 Please join us in celebrating Kelly’s birthday in these three way👆🏾 swipe to see the different actions you can take AND to hear a recording from Kelly about what she has been experiencing lately.
    #FreeKelly #EndTransDetention #AbolishICE #FreeThemAll [artwork on page two by the amazing @juliosalgado83]

  •  0  1  26 June, 2020
  • THIS SATURDAY, join the Generation Pride Summit and tune into @labamby, @thesocialimpactcenter, @treefemmecollective and @theflowerdaddy at 2pm! 
The Generation Pride Summit is a full day of programming and unique performances highlighting the intersections of LGBTQIA+ and marginalized communities. You can register for free for the all day summit at generationpride.com
  • THIS SATURDAY, join the Generation Pride Summit and tune into @labamby, @thesocialimpactcenter, @treefemmecollective and @theflowerdaddy at 2pm!
    The Generation Pride Summit is a full day of programming and unique performances highlighting the intersections of LGBTQIA+ and marginalized communities. You can register for free for the all day summit at generationpride.com

  •  0  4  25 June, 2020
  • There is nothing more beautiful than seeing Black, Indigenous, queer, trans people of color live in their power. This film by @tourmaliiine for @Dove is a celebration of the beauty in holding that power, showing up,  doing the work, and continuing to uplift our communities. We are so happy to see our very own @labamby featured in this project—they are a beautiful example for this community & this work—and deserve to have their voice uplifted every day. Thank you @Dove for taking action to support the community and for your donation to our frontline services.
#NothingMoreBeautiful #BeautyIsntBinary #Pride2020
  • There is nothing more beautiful than seeing Black, Indigenous, queer, trans people of color live in their power. This film by @tourmaliiine for @Dove is a celebration of the beauty in holding that power, showing up, doing the work, and continuing to uplift our communities. We are so happy to see our very own @labamby featured in this project—they are a beautiful example for this community & this work—and deserve to have their voice uplifted every day. Thank you @Dove for taking action to support the community and for your donation to our frontline services.
    #NothingMoreBeautiful #BeautyIsntBinary #Pride2020

  •  0  1  25 June, 2020
  • #BREAKING: We are joining the lawsuit against the Trump Administration! 👊🏾 #TransRights We are proud to be part of this fight to #StopTheRule!
We are joining this lawsuit because The TransLatin@ Coalition, as an organization,  believes that everyone deserves easy access to health care and health care that is respectful of who we are. The Trump administration’s decision to change the language that was put in place to protect LGBTQI+ health care rights is an outright attack on our community’s safety and wellness. The reality is that one in four transgender people do not see a health care provider when they need it, in order to avoid mistreatment. Though many large healthcare providers have implemented regulations to ensure this doesn’t happen, the fear of being dead named, misgendered, and not prioritized because of gender expression are realities our communities face to this day. No one should be forced to choose between getting the care they need and staying safe.  Our siblings are already being attacked and murdered in the streets simply because of who we are. It is not simply enough to hope that we get treated the way we deserve in healthcare. We simply cannot allow laws and rules to pass that will disproportionately impact our Trans, Gender Non-conforming, Intersex (TGI) communities without fighting for what we know is right. It is important to make rules with clear language that not only include but advocate for TGI people to be treated with dignity and respect. Everyone deserves easy access to care that is respectful of who we are, that is compassionate and competent. Our lives depend on it and we’re going to fight for it! *link in bio*
  • #BREAKING: We are joining the lawsuit against the Trump Administration! 👊🏾 #TransRights We are proud to be part of this fight to #StopTheRule!
    We are joining this lawsuit because The [email protected] Coalition, as an organization,  believes that everyone deserves easy access to health care and health care that is respectful of who we are. The Trump administration’s decision to change the language that was put in place to protect LGBTQI+ health care rights is an outright attack on our community’s safety and wellness. The reality is that one in four transgender people do not see a health care provider when they need it, in order to avoid mistreatment. Though many large healthcare providers have implemented regulations to ensure this doesn’t happen, the fear of being dead named, misgendered, and not prioritized because of gender expression are realities our communities face to this day. No one should be forced to choose between getting the care they need and staying safe. Our siblings are already being attacked and murdered in the streets simply because of who we are. It is not simply enough to hope that we get treated the way we deserve in healthcare. We simply cannot allow laws and rules to pass that will disproportionately impact our Trans, Gender Non-conforming, Intersex (TGI) communities without fighting for what we know is right. It is important to make rules with clear language that not only include but advocate for TGI people to be treated with dignity and respect. Everyone deserves easy access to care that is respectful of who we are, that is compassionate and competent. Our lives depend on it and we’re going to fight for it! *link in bio*

  •  0  11  22 June, 2020
  • Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ+ workers could not be discriminated against based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. This ruling referenced and upheld Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate because of a person's sex, which includes sexual orientation and gender identity. This ruling comes just days after the United States president once again targets Trans rights, this time by erasing transgender civil rights protections in healthcare. It is a bittersweet win, especially under an administration that has consistently attacked the rights of transgender people and amidst the murders of our Black trans siblings, Riah Milton and Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells. 
As a trans-led organization that works with and alongside other Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Intersex (TGI) community members, we know far too well the barriers and levels of discrimination our communities face in the workforce. Often this discrimination excludes TGI people, particularly those of color, from job opportunities and professional advancements because of their gender identity, which in turn makes it even harder to survive. 
Though we are excited to see how this ruling continues to open doors for TGI people nationally, we know that this is just one step in the right direction for justice for Black, Indigenous, TGI People of Color, we know it will take work to continue educating everybody on the need to uplift and cherish TGI people. Our organization is committed to continue to do the work that needs to be done to better the livelihood of all TGI people. We know that this is a long fight and we are counting on your continuous support for all of us to be ready to have many new people join us in our collective liberation and continue to see the justice that our community deserves.
  • Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that LGBTQ+ workers could not be discriminated against based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. This ruling referenced and upheld Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate because of a person's sex, which includes sexual orientation and gender identity. This ruling comes just days after the United States president once again targets Trans rights, this time by erasing transgender civil rights protections in healthcare. It is a bittersweet win, especially under an administration that has consistently attacked the rights of transgender people and amidst the murders of our Black trans siblings, Riah Milton and Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells.
    As a trans-led organization that works with and alongside other Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, and Intersex (TGI) community members, we know far too well the barriers and levels of discrimination our communities face in the workforce. Often this discrimination excludes TGI people, particularly those of color, from job opportunities and professional advancements because of their gender identity, which in turn makes it even harder to survive.
    Though we are excited to see how this ruling continues to open doors for TGI people nationally, we know that this is just one step in the right direction for justice for Black, Indigenous, TGI People of Color, we know it will take work to continue educating everybody on the need to uplift and cherish TGI people. Our organization is committed to continue to do the work that needs to be done to better the livelihood of all TGI people. We know that this is a long fight and we are counting on your continuous support for all of us to be ready to have many new people join us in our collective liberation and continue to see the justice that our community deserves.

  •  0  0  16 June, 2020
  • WOW Y’ALL! We woke up to the news that the petition to #FreeKelly had blown up over night! 🥺💫 If you’re new to following us, welcome! One of the many campaigns we are working on is to #FreeKelly, who has been detained for almost three years by ICE! You can find the petition in our bio and you can CALL Aaron Andrews to demand that he use his discretion and release her NOW! 
If you want to organize a letter writing event let us know what we can do to support! 
#FreeKelly #EndTransDetention #FreeThemAll
  • WOW Y’ALL! We woke up to the news that the petition to #FreeKelly had blown up over night! 🥺💫 If you’re new to following us, welcome! One of the many campaigns we are working on is to #FreeKelly, who has been detained for almost three years by ICE! You can find the petition in our bio and you can CALL Aaron Andrews to demand that he use his discretion and release her NOW!
    If you want to organize a letter writing event let us know what we can do to support!
    #FreeKelly #EndTransDetention #FreeThemAll

  •  0  14  7 June, 2020
  • @abolishicedenver is currently on day 14 of an encampment with AFSC and Coloradans for immigrant rights. They are currently outside of the Autora Detention Center where Kelly is currently being held. Earlier this week they highlighted #FreeKelly and the urgency to free her now!
  • @abolishicedenver is currently on day 14 of an encampment with AFSC and Coloradans for immigrant rights. They are currently outside of the Autora Detention Center where Kelly is currently being held. Earlier this week they highlighted #FreeKelly and the urgency to free her now!

  •  0  3  6 June, 2020