November 25, 2014
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Mourns the Loss of Michael Brown
New York, NY — The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) voices sadness and disappointment following a St. Louis County grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown this past summer.
Statement from Executive Director Michael Silverman
“TLDEF joins the LGBT and civil rights communities in mourning the loss of Michael Brown. We send our deepest sympathies to his family. The grand jury’s decision denied us all the valuable opportunity to have this case heard in a public trial. We must continue to stand up for equality, speak out against injustice, and work to end the biases that lead to discrimination and violence.”