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LYRIC Issues Statement Following George Floyd Verdict

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LYRIC Issues Statement Following George Floyd Verdict

“George Floyd was murdered at the hands of someone charged with protecting his life”

20 April  2021 – San Francisco:  The Board and Staff of LYRIC (, the San Francisco nonprofit that provides programming and a safe space for LGBTQQ+ youth, has issued a statement following the guilty verdict in the trail of the police officer charged with murdering George Floyd.

“Today’s verdict confirmed what all thinking and feeling people knew after viewing the horrific nine minutes of video from May 2020:  George Floyd was murdered at the hands of someone charged with protecting his life. LYRIC knows well that bigotry, implicit bias and systemic racism are not something that can be undone with one verdict, or hundreds of verdicts.  However, today’s historic judgment is a long-overdue step that will go down in United States history as a pivot point in our nation’s history. LYRIC stands with the Floyd family in their grief and in their gratitude for today’s verdict. As always, LYRIC stands with all those who work for a nation and world that works to undo all hatred and works to build a society that lives up to our goals of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.” 

LYRIC is a leader in the San Francisco Bay Area offering safe spaces, workforce development, healthcare navigation, individual counseling, and group-based community building to marginalized low-income LGBTQQ+ youth.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, LYRIC has continued its vital work for LGBTQQ youth in our community. LYRIC’s mission is to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities. For more information and to make a donation, go to