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Blossom Brown. Black trans woman with long brown hair wearing dark colored dress holding a microphone.

Black Trans Activist and Actress Blossom C. Brown Reclaims Her Time at CNN's Equality Town Hall

After watching question after question exclude Black trans people, she stole the mic and told CNN, “You have erased Black trans women for the last time!”

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Black Trans Woman Heckled, Nearly Arrested at Stonewall Inn

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, owners and predominantly White patrons reportedly threatened to call the police on a woman who asked the LGBTQ+ community to advocate for her Black trans sisters.

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Join #Time4BlackTransWomen For a Moment of Remembrance

Of the 20 known transgender women killed in the United States in 2018 so far, 14 of them were Black.

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Janet Mock Hopes 'Pose' Changes Hollywood for Trans POC Artists

“I knew with ‘Pose,’ I would hold the pen, writing narratives that would show the totality of what it meant to be Brown and Black, to be trans and poor and femme in an era in New York City dictated by a series of ills, from HIV and gentrification to crack and greed.”

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'The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson' Celebrates the Black Trans Revolutionary's Activism and Tries to Solve the Mystery of Her Death

In the new Netflix documentary “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” the trans trailblazer’s friends and allies secure her place in history and re-investigate her mysterious death, which police ruled as a suicide. 

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Marsha P. Johnson's Friends and Allies Investigate Her Mysterious Death in New Documentary Trailer

“The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” will debut on Netflix on October 6.

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READ: Janet Mock Responds to Violent, Transphobic 'Breakfast Club' Conversation

“My sisters and I are here and we exist, and you will not diminish our light and our brilliance.”

#TransLiberationTuesday Shines Light on Trans People of Color

White trans artist Micah Bazant runs a weekly collaborative art project creating portraits that celebrate trans people of color in life, not just in memoriam.

Laverne Cox On the Genesis of Her #TransIsBeautiful Movement

“My experience is a trans experience. That doesn’t diminish my womanhood,” the activist actress said.

India Clarke, K.C. Haggard Are The 10th and 11th Trans Women Killed in 2015

In all of 2014, 13 transgender women were murdered. This year, that number is already 11—and it’s only July.

Monica Jones Wins Appeal of 'Walking While Trans' Conviction

“My conviction being vacated is important but it is a small win in our larger fight for justice,” says Monica Jones, a black trans activist and ASU student.