“Trans rights are human rights”:
a photo essay.
Photo 1: Friends showing support.
The photographer writes: “The 10/28 rally at Government Center was an incredibly interesting experience. It held many of the great aspects of a protest; building of solidarity, the exchange of stories, and the establishment of the existence of those who can stand behind a cause. However the crowd was also incredible diverse, especially in regards to ideologies. There were those who who were more vehement in certain ideas, some where more religious. Some were allies, many were directly affected by what they were protesting for. I don’t believe it would be hard to say some individuals would feel uncomfortable with the presence of certain others. However despite this these people were able to band together to support trans rights. I believe it was a testament to the power of solidarity. I hope these photos captured that diversity.”
Photo 2: Fear. Resistance. The Edge of Violence.
Photo 3: Wide shot of crowd.
Photo 4: Accessibility and joy.
Photo 5: Wonder Woman.
Photo 6: Solidarity, both digital and real.
Photo 7: Love in times of fear.
Photo 8: Religious love.
Photo 9: The sea of support.
Photo 10: Yes on 3!
About the photographer: Danial Shariat is a writer who often branches into different fields and modes of expression, one such field is photography. His work can be seen at danialshariat.com.