Hetrick-Martin Institute stands in solidarity against racism and violence. A majority of the youth we serve are people of color. It is unacceptable that anyone live in fear simply because of the color of their skin. While the LGBTQ+ community has its own share of adversities; racial and ethnic prejudices only compound the discriminations, barriers and acts of violence against people of color. We will continue to speak out and stand up for the rights of our black and brown community. As we usher in Pride month, we are reminded why it’s important to join together, rise up and tear down the stigmas faced by marginalized communities. #BlackLivesMatter
We join the Human Rights Campaign and other prominent LGBTQ and civil rights organizations in a released letter, condemning racism, racial violence and police brutality while calling for action to combat these scourges. The letter is signed by 100+ leaders of the nation’s most prominent LGBTQ and civil rights organizations.
The full list of signers can be found below.