Mas todas as vezes que eu pensei em desistir eu lembrava que teu filho não desistiu e morreu no meu lugar.
—  Carta pra Deus.
#BlackLivesMatter Actions Are Largely Led By Queer & Trans Black Youth
Black youth-led groups that operate under a "queer-feminist" politics have been organizing peaceful, public demonstrations responding to violence faced by black communities in Chicago.

The protests around the most recent cases of young black people slain by Chicago police, Laquan McDonald, Rekia Boyd and Ronald Johnson, accentuate a period of political upheaval in the country’s third-largest city. Activists are demanding racial and economic justice, along with a full reconstruction of justice system some say has been “designed to fail.”