Trans Women of Color

Dominique Jackson. Black woman with long reddish brown hair wearing dark dress.

WATCH: Dominique Jackson Delivers Powerful Speech On Trans Women of Color

The “Pose” star at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner: “You do not have the power to accept or tolerate me; I take that from you. You will respect me.”

Angelica Ross. Black woman in character as Candy, wearing high ponytail, white corset, blue pin stripe jacket.

'Pose' Creators On Epidemic of Violence Killing Trans Women of Color

“We wanted to really concentrate on the epidemic of violence that trans women are facing.”

Stonewall Inn. Neon red signage reads "The Stonewall Inn."

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.

Aaron Philip. Black woman with blonde hair slicked down with rainbow boa around her neck, large sunglasses and a septum ring.

Aaron Philip Covers Paper Mag, Talks Image and Identity With Naomi Campbell

Philip is billed as the first Black, trans disabled model to sign with a major management company.

Janet Mock. Black woman with long hair in black and pink dress, standing in front of a white and back backdrop.

Janet Mock Makes History With Massive Netflix Deal

The “Pose” producer is the first transgender woman to sign a creator-in-charge deal at a leading entertainment company.

Janet Mock, Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Billy Porter. Group of Black actors and filmmakers and one White producer on stage with a purple light and purple curtain behind them and a black banner that reads in purple letters "Pose FX"

Colorlines Favorites of 2018: The Messy Humanity and Community of 'Pose'

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite shows, books, hashtags, movies and more of 2018. Here, editorial assistant catherine gonzalez discusses why the FX series “Pose” is her favorite TV show of the year. 

Cast of "Pose" and Janet Mock in multicolored outfits in front of room bathed in purple light

FX Strikes a 'Pose' For Another Season

The show, about ball culture in late-’80s Manhattan, broke new ground for the representation of Black and Brown LGBTQ people on episodic television.

5 #TransWeek Tweets That Highlight the Experiences of Trans People of Color

Transgender Awareness Week seeks to “raise the visibility of transgender and gender nonconforming people, and address the issues the community faces.”

A Black woman with an assortment of flowers in her hair holding a glass and smiling.

'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. 

Black woman in black sweater and grey skirt sitting on grey concrete steps in front of brick wall and grey screen door

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.

Jury Selection Begins Today for Man Who Killed Islan Nettles

James Dixon told detectives in 2013 that he doesn’t “go around gay bashing people.” He pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter charges and a first-degree assault charge in the death of the trans woman.

Why Jennicet Gutiérrez Interrupted President Obama at White House Pride

 ”I spoke out because our issues and struggles can no longer be ignored,” says the trans activist.