When gentrification sought to take over queer and trans spaces in the Tenderloin, black trans women worked to take it back.
“We have always been here. We actually started this thing, and you need to educate yourself about that.”
When transgender women are murdered, their deaths are often sensationalized. Raquel Willis explains what happens beyond the headlines.
When straight, cisgender black men are attacked, there’s an uproar. But where’s that same energy for black transgender women?
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.