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On Tuesday, trans activist Lia McGeever articulated a message during a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting of a prolonged, high-pitched scream.
Fox News reports that McGeever was protesting the recent death of a trans-identified black man, Banko Brown, who was shot and killed while allegedly shoplifting at a Walgreens. A masked McGeever approached the podium, addressed the board, and said, “I live in D6 (District 6). I hate a lot of people on this board, for the reasons that led up to Banko Brown’s death. So, often I prepare something, maybe it’s a little historical, may even be a little poetic, whatever. There’s a lot of performative people on this board who will say one thing and support Black people, homeless people, trans people, and then immediately stab you in the face, being racist, transphobic, anti-homeless.”
“So I don’t have any words prepared today. I just want you to feel our pain. I don’t know if you can at this point, based off your policy choices, but I have to pretend you have some form of empathy left,” McGeever added.
McGeever then took off the mask and said, “So, I am going to spend the next minute screaming ’cause that is what is going on in here. That is what the trans genocide in this country, in this city, has brought me to.”
Thus began the screaming.
McGeever’s body jerked the podium during the prolonged belching of noise.
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