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Photos: Friday's Massive Trans Liberation Rally Was Beautiful & Necessary

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Mar 4, 2017 3:55PM

Nearly a thousand Chicagoans demanding equal rights and protections for trans people rallied in the Loop and marched through downtown Friday night to show solidarity with LGBTQ people and condemn the Trump administration's transphobic policy agenda.

The ralliers, who carried signs that said "we object," and "8 trans people of color murdered in 2017... no more 9," also held a vigil for trans people in Chicago and elsewhere who have been murdered this year, including Chicagoan Keke Collier. The rally was the second one held in the past week to focus on the government's treatment of trans people and the violence many face in their daily lives.

Our photographer captured these moments from the rally and march: