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Love Trumps Hate in the Sunshine State

Mandy Ree at Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando. Sign reads “Women’s rights…it’s not an ovary action.”

In my typical anarchist fashion, I took the streets of Orlando (well, more of a jogging path) to rally aginst the many issues women and minorities face during Trump’s reign as president. A lot has happened within the first 24 hours that has added fuel to the fire, amumg them several government sites regarding the White House’s take on minorities, disability rights, and the LGBT community being taken down and replaced by Trump’s agenda, leaving us out in the cold. 

The rally took place inside Lake Eola Park, which showcased stories from local speakers involved in the local political scene. Many of the addresses touched on topics of racism, sexism, right to healthcare via Planned Parenthood, islamophobia, LGBT rights, and many more. But what surprised me most was that the disability community was well-represented, thanks to these two wonderful ladies from the Florida Democratic Disability Caucus and the National Federation of the Blind. 

Check out their awesome speech here.

Needless to say, it was a surreal feeling seeing the community come together as one. Men, women, and children of all races, ages, abilities, and orientations came out today on the lake to raise their voices and take action against an already hate-filled cabinet. 

Please enjoy some of my favorite pictures from the Rally below. 

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