Trans and Gender Non-Conforming people and their allies gathered together in Chelsea for a rally and March, marking the 2nd Annual Trans Day of Action. Roughly 200 demonstrators from a variety of cultural backgrounds and age groups demanded equality in jobs, education, and healthcare, and an end to violence against transgendered people.

Placards recalled the deaths of Marsha P. Johnson, a popular transgendered activist whose death in July 1992 was declared a suicide by the police, Amanda Milan, a transgendered woman who was brutally murdered at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in June 2000 and Sakia Gunn, a lesbian murdered in a hate crime in May 2003.
Although denied a permit to rally and march, demonstrators did not allow this to dispirit them as they marched peacefully to Bryant Park, while enthusiastically chanting for transjustice and an end to transphobia. Crowds departing from work watched the parade pass by as the police followed closely behind.