Groups join to show support

Five young people who identified themselves as members of the LGBTQ community came to support Black Lives Matter because, they said, they want to show what is right for everyone.

On another hot, sunny afternoon, about 35 people gathered at the corners of Main Street and Ninth Avenue in Winfield to show the world that the lives of all people, including black people and LGBTQ people matter.

The event included some older supportive stalwarts who’ve been involved in the Civil Rights movements since their own youths and some newer groups of young people declaring their identities and supporting their brothers and sisters in the black and LGBTQ communities. 

A table set up by Winfield High School teacher Amanda Porter, advisor of the GSA organization at the high school, disseminated information about the challenges facing the LGBTQ community and Jim Cunningham on hand to register voters before the registration period ends July 14.

While demonstrators held up signs and flags, many vehicles honked their horns in support as they drove by. 

Organizers said very few people came by to hassle demonstrators.

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