Black Trans People to Watch in 2018
This Black History Month, NCTE has been following the lead of the National Black Justice Coalition and the Ubuntu Biography Project in highlighting significant Black figures in trans history and in the present day. Learn more by visiting the #WeCanBcTheyDid hashtag.
With constant pushback against trans equality, queer and trans of color often have to be advocates and activists for our own survival. This creates a new wave of queer and trans leaders every day, ready to make progress for the trans equality movement and educate the public of the importance of our voices. The young advocates of today are the people who will shape the movement for years to come, bridging generational gaps of past and present activism.
With Black History Month coming to a close, here are a few of the many Black trans and gender-nonconforming advocates who are ready and willing to make huge changes for the progress and equality of trans rights.