Miss Major Griffin-Gracy

Griffin-Gracy, also known simply as Miss Major is a transgender activist and community leader whose advocacy efforts focus on trans women of color. Miss Major was born in Chicago and came out as a teenager in the late 50s. She participated in Chicago drag balls in her...

Andrea Jenkins

Jenkins became the first openly transgender black woman elected to public office in November 2017 when she earned approximately 73 percent of the vote in the race for an open seat in the Minnesota City Council. Another transgender woman, Danica Roem also declared...

Angel Haze

Haze is an agender, pansexual, black and Native American rapper and singer who uses they/them pronouns. Haze was born in Detroit, Michigan to a military family. Haze’s father died before their birth and their mother got involved with a religious cult when Haze was...

Kye Allums

Allums was the first openly transgender person to play NCAA Division I sports when he played college basketball for the George Washington University women’s team. As a child Allums was a tomboy and would often say that he was a boy despite being born as a biological...

Tona Brown

Brown is a mezzo soprano vocalist and has an international career as a violinist. She began playing violin at age 14 and has now performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Brown had challenges with her gender identity growing up and referred to herself...

Brian Michael Smith

Smith is a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan and is known for his ground-breaking TV performances and his advocacy for transgender representation in the media. Smith was perceived as male often throughout his childhood. He was a gifted athlete growing up and set records...

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