Solidarity Statement #blacklivesmatter

Jordan (PETRA) Harris

We recognize the unrest currently taking place in our country. We recognize the pain, suffering, and demand for systemic and individual change. We recognize the centuries of racial injustice Black folks continue to face everyday. As an aquatics, LGBTQ+ affiliated organization rooted in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, West Hollywood Aquatics is with you. 

In honor of Pride Month, let’s remember the people who fought for the rights we get to exercise today
. Black and brown folks, such as Marsha P. Johnson, were instrumental leaders during Stonewall and fought tirelessly so our LGBTQ+ athletes and community could live safely and freely. We know that our liberation is tied to the liberation of all and we are here to amplify the voices of those demanding justice right now. 

If you are wondering what you could do to support, we encourage you check out this list with donation and petition links:

If you are asking how you can do better, we encourage you to visit this list of educational resources curated by Black folks:

We are here with you. Black Lives Matter.