Miss Major Griffin-Gracy

Posted by Cameron Parkins    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...

Andrea Jenkins

Posted by Cameron Parkins    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. In 2022, she was made...

Angel Haze

Posted by Cameron Parkins  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...

Kye Allums

Posted by Cameron Parkins  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 Allumswas a tomboy and would often say that he was a boy despite...

Tona Brown

Posted by Cameron Parkins  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...