Silver State Equality, Nevada’s statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization committed to a world that is healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people and all Nevadans, released the following statement from State Director André C. Wade regarding the Derek Chauvin verdict announced minutes ago:
“George Floyd should still be alive. Tony McDade should still be alive. Breonna Taylor should still be alive. Black lives matter. Today’s verdict does not bring George Floyd back to his daughter, Gianna, his family or his community. And today’s verdict does not protect Black Americans from police brutality and white supremacy in this country. But today’s verdict is a somber reminder that all of us – including the LGBTQ+ community – must step up to fight anti-Black racism and violence. Silver State Equality is committed to fighting racism and white supremacy in every corner of Nevada and beyond.”
As Nevada’s statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, Silver State Equality brings the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in Nevada and throughout the U.S. Silver State Equality strives to create a world that is healthy, just and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. Silver State Equality is a Nevada-based program affiliated with and supported by Equality California and Equality California Institute, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. Visit SilverStateEquality.org for additional information.