Local LGBTQ host and activist Rayceen Pendarvis spoke with the Washington Blade this week about the recent Black Lives Matter protests and reflected on the importance of including Black trans voices in this historic D.C.
and national discussion. For Pendarvis, this discussion is also personal. Days after the Trump administration forcibly removed protesters from an area near Lafayette Square on June 1, the activist led a diverse crowd in a prayer for healing in the newly renamed “Black Lives Matter” Plaza. “Father God, for those who are Black, white, straight, gay and for those who are nonbelievers, let us come together and heal this country,” Pendarvis said to many who bowed their heads while a few held hands … the human race needs to heal