Trans servicemembers and their supporters are experiencing a range of emotions from fear, to anger, to disappointment.
With an air of powerful defiance against a world that still devalues Black trans power, Gossett hopes her work will be just one brick in the long road to liberation.
“I had always been an angry child and I always tried to find fault with the real world. I think becoming an activist was just a natural development from that.
The activist has advocated for Atlanta’s trans community for over 25 years — and she won’t be letting up any time soon.
“Miss Major is not your token. You need a token? Well, go to the subway and buy one and get on a fucking bus.”
Though many continued to push tragic narratives of our helplessness, we carried on despite the heightened ridiculousness of this political moment.
It’s rare that we hear from the parents of slain Black trans women, especially ones that affirm and respect their identities. Ms. Tammie gives us a glimpse of what the parents of transgender folks should all be like — unconditionally loving and unrelentingly supportive.
We are taking matters into our own hands and asserting the political power that we’ve always possessed.
I don’t get to pick and choose which force is more evil when my life and the lives of my sisters are at risk.
No matter where you are in understanding our experiences, you should at least understand the importance of empathy. Everyone must make an effort to shut down transphobia every time it rears its ugly head.