There was a vigil last evening for Annabel Montoya, the East Los Angeles transgender teen who was intentionally run down by a vehicle in Monterey Park on around 2:30 am on Saturday April 2. Police have said that Annabel may have been beaten before being run down.
The 16-year-old Annabel is currently in a medically induced coma in the ICU at County-USC Medical Center.
I hope to God that she’s able to pull through and come forth and let us know what really happened.
--Fernando Velarde, Annabel's uncle
People at the vigil chanted,
No more murder, no more hate!
Many attendees were members of the TransLatin@ Coalition.
G.A.R.R.A.S stands for Groundbreaking Activism Redirecting and Reforming All Systems.
Our G.A.R.R.A.S event will provide the opportunity for members of the Trans community to show case themselves as high fashion models and leaders in the Trans community through community mobilization while participating to raise funds for our organization.
The Goal of our G.A.R.R.A.S event is to raise funds for our organization while providing visibility to the Trans Community in form of community mobilization through a Trans Cultural event. We are redefining Groundbreaking Activism with a different spin; with this concept in mind, we would like to invite you to participate as one of our exclusive supporters to our event.
Photos from G.A.R.R.A.S. 2017 taken on November 11, 2017.
On the Red Carpet at G.A.R.R.A.S. 2017
The opening ceremony of The Center for Violence Prevention & Transgender Wellness on February 1, 2017
G.A.R.R.A.S. 2018 Red Carpet
GARRAS 2018 was a huge success!
We were able to celebrate trans lives and the beauty that we radiate through fierce fashion! We would like to thank all of the attendees and sponsors that helped to make this event possible.
Check out the photo gallery for memories of this event.