By awarding more value to transgender people who “pass” as their gender, we send the message that something’s wrong with being trans. That message is wrong. Here’s Laverne Cox challenging it with the recognition that being trans is beautiful. Take in her uplifting message to combat the harm of passing privilege. We should be free to proudly pass as ourselves.
Do you know who threw the first punch at Stonewall? Do you know when the movement changed from “liberation” to “pride,” and why? If you care about justice for LGBTQIA+ communities, you have to know this history. Don’t miss these crucial lessons from Laverne Cox on why we must fight transphobia and end patriarchy, racism, and classism in the LGBTQIA+ community.
Transgender women of color are the most targeted victims of violence in the LGBTQIA+ community. This is a feminist issue that cannot be ignored. Why are these women so disproportionately targeted? Watch Laverne Cox explain the unique context behind being a Black transgender woman in the United States and propose a solution for this injustice.