On November 20th of every year we stop to pay our respects, uplift the names and memories of our Trans/GNC/NB sibs lost to violence.
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Mel Howard is the Executive Director of Thriving Transmen of Color. TTMOC is a grassroots non-profit organization that provides community development programs, crisis services and referrals to those who have been deprived of the most basic living conditions. Mel is a community advocate who promotes brotherhood, community engagement and civic activism. Mel i
E. L. Winston is a husband, father, PawPaw, minister, co-founder of a non-collegiate Greek organization, mentor, writer, and entrepreneur. Winston is most passionate about building a supportive community, speaking for the voiceless, and creating safe spaces. He lives by the quote, "If we can look up, we can get up".
A 24 year old woman of Trans experience. Ocean has worked in ground breaking research for her community, and has made history as the first Trans woman to compete in Miss New York. She is a researcher, I a licensed New York State Real Estate agent and intends to serve her community and help address the issue of homelessness.
Ms. Ari Moore
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For over 30+ years Jevon Martin has been a mentor, educator, advocate, activist, and a house father in the House/Ballroom Community. Jevon started his medical transition in 2000. One of his strong focuses is eradicating homelessness within the TLGBQI+ population. Jevon presently is the Assistant Director of Gender Affirming Care for Elevated Access. He serves as the founder
"I AM WHO I AM..PROUD BLACK TRANSMAN.. BETTER KNOWN AS CORTEZ THE TRANS'GENTLEMAN". THE NEWLY CROWNED 2023 MR BLACK TRANS INTERNATIONAL, THE FACE IN REPRESENTING THE BLACK TRANS ADVOCACY COALITION ON THEIR WEBSITE FOR THE TOP SURGERY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. CORTEZ HAS HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO SPEAK ON PODCAST SHOWS ABOUT HIS JOURNEY..AND JUST RECENTLY I WAS AWARDED A SCHOLAR
Mx. Dahlia Belle
Mx. Dahlia Belle is a vocal advocate for agency, autonomy, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. She is a writer, content creator, stand-up comedian, and part-time peer support operator for Trans Lifeline. Also known as Aziza Holiday of The Haus of Holiday.
HRC’s Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative and a Health and Equity Consultant. She is the 2nd highest ranking Transgender woman in the US government. Tori brings a long history of fighting for health and financial equity. She earned a BA in Human Services and a Masters of Public Health. She is founder and ED of Advocates for Better Care A
Tee is part of a large and thriving family in Upstate NY. Tee began, his journey in activism in the years of marriage equality and he is currently a Transgender Youth Coordinator at the Pride Center of Western New York in Buffalo, NY. A board member of Gender Equality New York and a member of the House of Comme Des Garcon New York Chapter.
Educator, Activist, Advocate, Brittan Is the founder of Next Generation Men of Transition (NGMT), Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement at New Pride Agenda and Ombudsman of Patient Experience at the University of Rochester. Brittan has worked tirelessly to build national visibility for Trans Masc individuals nationwide.
Ronnie Angelique Godwin
The owner and founder of the Live Your Truth Organization and is a Local community Activist that played a significant role in the first ever Drag Entertainer March In florida on Tallahassee.
A Trans Advocate from Dallas, Texas. Yemeya has worked with several non profit organizations to bring awareness and action in HIV/STI testing & treatment, Trans rights, and housing for the LGBTQIA+ Community.
Blaque/Out Magazine's main mission is to celebrate Black & Brown Queer and Trans culture and the amazing people who create it each and every day. For the 1st time ever, Blaque/OUT is featuring the Best Of Everything in our local and national communities. Please take a minute and nominate the dopest people you know, they deserve ALL their flowers and Blaque/OUT is passing them out January of 2024!