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A National Transgender Visibility March on Washington originally planned for March 31 will now take place Saturday, Sept. 28, The Washington Blade reported. D.C.-based transgender activist and leader organizer Marissa Miller said the march will begin with a morning rally at Freedom Plaza in downtown D.C. in which prominent transgender- and LGBT-rights advocates will speak. Among those scheduled to speak at the rally will be actress, transgender rights advocate, and businesswoman Angelica Ross, who starred in the FX series Pose, a statement read. Also confirmed as speakers are Alphonso David, the recently named president of the Human Rights Campaign; and Earline Budd, the longtime D.C. transgender rights advocate, according to Miller.

In Virginia, trans politician Danica Roem has begun her campaign to be re-elected this Nov. 5 and—just as she faced homo- and transphobia in her successful campaign to unseat incumbent Bob Marshall in 2017—she is facing another anti-LGBTQ Republican who is being supported by anti-LGBTQ organizations and their members, The Daily Beast reported. Roem said she is ready to fight any and all prejudice and bigotry on the campaign trail, just as in 2017 when the bathroom ban-supporting Marshall claimed Roem defied “the laws of nature.” Roem’s opponent this November is Kelly McGinn, a former lawyer and congressional staffer for right-wing Kansas Republican Senator Sam Brownback.

Cannabis company Plus Products Inc. announced that it has donated $60,937 to the SF LGBT Center from the sales proceeds of its annual Rainbow Sorbet limited-edition gummies, according to a Globe Newswire press release. Plus cannabis-infused edibles are available at more than 300 licensed retailers across California, and are expected to be available at licensed retailers in Nevada by the end of the summer.

The Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Summit will take place Sept. 11-13 in New York City, according to its website. Among the dozens of confirmed speakers are Alicia Garza, the principal of Black Futures Lab and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter and Supermajority; Reddit COO Jen Wong; writer/editor Roxane Gay; Axios CTO Jess Szmajda; and L’Oreal CMO Gretchen Saegh-Fleming. See https://lesbianswhotech.org/newyork2019/.

Police are searching for the suspect accused of killing 21-year-old transgender woman Kiki Fantroy in Goulds, Florida, according to Metro Weekly. Miami-Dade Police haven’t said if the shooter was on foot or approached in a vehicle, but believe…

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