12/04/2014 11:39 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Why Ferguson Matters For The LGBT Community


In the wake of last week’s Ferguson decision, in which a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, protests from all across the country erupted to show support for the Brown family and condemn police violence. National civil rights groups and black organizations from the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles to Yale’s Black Law Association have spoken out against the jury’s verdict, and an historic joint letter from black church groups compared Ferguson to the “long and bloody trail of lynchings, deaths, and killings of African American youth…throughout our nation,” including Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin.

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