Photoessay: May Day March in Los Angeles

May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, has long been about standing up and fighting. This year, unions and organizations came together across the country to push back on Trump’s immigration policies and showed how labor rights and immigrant rights intersect. This is what one march looked like in LA — with the TransLatino Coalition in the front.

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Molly Adams is an LA-based photographer. You can find documenting life from Afghanistan to Standing Rock to the LA queer nightlife. You can also find her on Instagram.

Molly has written 59 articles for us.


  1. Thank you for sharing this! As Angelino, who happens to be trans, I am really happy to see Trans Latino Coalition was very visible at this event. It gives me hope that our voices won’t be lost in the fight.

  2. Wow! Such striking and intimate and beautiful photography. I felt transported there.

  3. Thank you for sharing and highlighting. I’m always a fan of your work and the people/things you bring to light with it!

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