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We Exist Coalition of the FLX

Kelly Walker / Finger Lakes Public Radio

Nationwide rallies in support of Charlottesville included a gathering Sunday in the City of Geneva. Community members largely filled the seating in Bicentennial Park and listened to speakers condemn the violent gathering of Ku Klux Klan members, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists in Virginia. City Council Member at Large Mark Gramling cautioned against complacency on a local level.

In June, the We Exist Coalition of the Finger Lakes held a rally in support of transgender civil rights at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls. At the rally, transgender people from a variety of backgrounds shared their stories including Tabatha Elizabeth Emil. She’s a veteran and spoke of how she felt when the ban on transgender people serving in the military was lifted during the Obama administration.