Skip to content. The QPoC Q Chats discussion group provides a welcoming and friendly environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, pansexual, same gender loving, and two spirit students who identify as people of color. Your facilitators will lead the group in a discussion each week about whatever topics the group would like to explore together, with a focus being on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. Students wanting to engage in allyship and learn more about the intersections of Blackness and queerness should check out the Center's Black Queer Lives Matter partnership with the African American Student Union. G Southerners on New Ground engages queer people in advocacy and justice work at the intersections of race, immigration, class, disability, gender, and sexuality.
HRC Mourns Bianca “Muffin” Bankz, Black Trans Woman Killed in Atlanta
How Black Trans Leaders are Paving the Way in Atlanta — WUSSY MAG
Bianca, who was nicknamed Muffin by her close friends because of her love for blueberry muffins, was shot to death on January Her death is at least the third violent death of a transgender or gender non-conforming person in HRC has also recently learned of a fourth death, that of Dominique Jackson in Mississippi, who was killed on January Bianca found her chosen family in Atlanta.
Queer and Trans People of Color
Give us space in order to transform. Give us space to be butterflies, so that we all can fly together. This quote from Toni-Michelle Williams, the Director of SolutionsNotPunishment Collaborative , illustrates the struggle trans and gender non-conforming people go through as a result of living within the confines of a heteronormative society.
Raquel Willis is a Black transgender activist, award-winning writer, and media strategist dedicated to elevating the dignity of marginalized people, particularly Black transgender people. She has held ground-breaking posts throughout her career including director of communications for the Ms. In , she founded Black Trans Circles , a project of TLC, focused on developing the leadership of Black trans women in the South and Midwest by creating healing justice spaces to work through oppression-based trauma and incubating community organizing efforts to address anti-trans murder and violence.