LGBT News Now - The first meeting of Ebony Sage Circle to take place after the killing of George Floyd last May had to be virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the devastation and rage among the participants was palpable on the computer screens.

“There was lot of emotion—heavy emotion,” recalls Clarence R. Williams (pictured, above), one of the co-founders of this Los Angeles LGBT Center Senior Services social group. “For once, this modern-day lynching of a Black man before the world just brought up everything—with participants saying, ‘No more! This needs to change, and change right now, because we cannot step into the rest of this century with all of this lingering from 50 or 60 years ago. We have to fix this now.’”