by: Autumn Sandeen
Wed Apr 15, 2009 at 09:15:00 AM EDT
I went to the Angie Zapata Family Vigil on Monday Night, and asked people why they chose to attend the event. Below is the video where about a half a dozen folk answer the question.
The video begins with me worrying aloud about whether very many trans people and their allies were going to attend -- I worried for nothing, as at least fifty trans people, allies, and members of Angie Zapata's trial family (sorry, typo) attended. Then, in sort of a "second" intro to the video (shot in my hotel room) I introduce the concept of the video, explaing that I asked people at the vigil "What motivated you personally to attend this vigil?" The video is about seven-and-a-half minutes long.
This made me cry, and feel sad, angry, hatred, compassion, grief, fear.. but ultimately uplifted that so many showed their support for Angie and every transgender individual who feels threatened. Thanks for taking the time to video and post to this blog.
phd, we love you too.
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