Invite to BET.com’s 12 Days of Pride series where, with the assistance of skilled drag queen and RuPaul’s Drag Racealum Shangela Laquifa Wadley, we break down 12 standout reasons LGBT Pride is to be commemorated, specifically within the Black neighborhood.
In the 6th installation of the series, we commemorate members of the transgender neighborhood.
Throughout history, these males and females have actually continued to act as pillars of the larger LGBT neighborhood with historical figures making their marks like Carlett A. Brown, who was the very first transgender individual to cover Jet Publicationback in 1953.
As time advanced, the trans neighborhood continued to end up being more advertised with Marsha P. Johnsonplaying a significant function in the freedom of LGBT folks throughout the Stonewall riots, in New york city’s Greenwich Town. In more modern times, more trans individuals of color like Janet Mock, Laverne Coxand Tiq Milanhave actually ended up being significant faces of development for the LGBT neighborhood.
We tip our hats to those transgender males and females who continue to promote inclusivity and modification.
Enjoy Shangela break everything down in the video, above.