It has always been important to stand strong together in the face of our oppressors, but now it is necessary to strengthen that unity to protect the ones we love. Our safety is in no ones hands but our own. The attacks on LGBTQ+ people are just another strain of the violence perpetrated on marginalized communities by police, the institutions, and the white supremacists that attack communities of color, indigenous people, immigrants and women, all over the world. As radicals and as queers, we have never been safe around the police. Now that our long held suspicions of collaboration and coordination between the Portland Police and Patriot Prayer (a violent far-Right nationalist group) have been confirmed, it is especially important to realize that the only ones who can and will look out for our safety is each other.

All eyes are on Portland right now and we do not stand alone! There has been a massive outpouring of support from cities all around the world in solidarity. We fight for the dignity and protection of ALL queer and trans people everywhere regardless of race, class or citizenship status. This is no longer an invisible issue and we must act! We will never be silent we will never let the fascists run us out of our city and our home that we love. Solidarity in love and rage from Portland across the globe! We will fight tooth and nail and we will WIN.