*Community Action Alert*
The Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition stands in solidarity with black queer and trans Arkansans and condemns the racist actions of the local nightclub Sway. These actions include mockery, appropriation of black culture, derogatory depictions of racist tropes and threatening a queer trans youth of color with violence when confronted about their offensive behavior. Especially, at a time when the black community in general and the black trans community, specifically, are facing such incredible rates of violence and other forms of oppression. This kind of behavior within the LGBTQI+ community is completely unacceptable and needs to be actively challenged. We hope you will join us in speaking out against the racism on this issue.