Below is a photo slideshow of our Black Community Spotlight Preview Party. Special thanks to our storytellers who were in attendance (actress Laverne Cox, Stephen Winter, and Khary), DJ Missy B, El Dorado Rum, the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and all the donors who donated all of our incredible raffle prizes and silent auction items. Our Black Community Spotlight stories will be posted online February 6 – 10, and as the attendees of the event know, they’re all incredible stories you won’t want to miss. Continue Reading to see the photos.
Black Community Spotlight Preview Party Photos
How a Crush Saved a Queer Person’s Life. “Falling in Love was the Catalyst for Accepting Who I Am.”
So that led me to finding community online, then finding community in person, and then coming to a place where I can ac
by Daye Pope
“You’re My Child. I Want To Be There.” Iowa Mom Accompanies Daughter to Thailand for Gender-Confirming Surgery.
I couldn’t put it off any longer and I was living in Washington, DC at the time and I remember having so much ner
by Brandon Hines
Closeted Gay Athlete In Small Town Finds Hope in Will & Grace. “That Show Saved My Life.”
My name is Brandon Hines. I’m from Dublin, Georgia. When I was about, I would say 10 or so years old, I was very masc
Shirtless Trans Man on a Beach Changes Stranger’s Life. “It is Super Important to See Our Marks.”
My name is Terrence Francois. I’m from Brooklyn, New York, also known as Indigenous Land of the Lenape people. So it’s 2021. We’re a year into the pandemic. The y...
Queer Man Leaves Behind Homophobic & Racist Microaggressions at Corporate Job & Thrives in the Arts
Hi, I’m Jeremy Rashad Brown. I am from Waxahachie, Texas. Seventeen years ago, I went to UT where I majored in American studies and music business. And upon graduati...
“Now It’s Time to Tell My Granddaughter.” Trans Woman Finds Love & Support After Coming Out to Family.
I’m Christynne Lili Wrene Wood, 66 years old. I’m originally from Springfield, Ohio. I’m one of those who knew from a very early age, four years of age actually...