A message from the partners of Selendy & Gay:
It is hard to believe that it was just a year ago that we gathered together to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprisings that gave birth to the modern LGBTQ civil rights movement. This June certainly looks very different from the last, both because of the emergence of a novel disease and the exposure of a systemic one.
As we reflect on the meaning of Pride, and remember the bravery of Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, and the other predominantly black and brown trans women who, in June of 1969, finally said “enough is enough,” we also recognize that LGBTQ people of color continue to face disproportionate levels of poverty and violence in our country. The struggle for full LGBTQ equality will only be achieved when true racial equality is a reality in America.
We at Selendy & Gay are extremely proud that our vibrant community is reflective of our society’s LGBTQ and racial diversity, and that our LGBTQ attorneys have helped drive many of the initiatives and conversations around race in which our Firm is now actively engaged.
So during this season, let us all recommit to advancing our shared goals of justice and equality for all people.
Selendy & Gay wishes you a meaningful Pride and welcomes the opportunity to work together to achieve this long-held dream.