Thursday, April 13, 2017
Upcoming LGB and What About The T? Panel At 14 Pews
It's entitled LGB and What About The T? It is a panel discussion with the goal of talking about the erasure of trans people of color, and how we can create a world in which trans folks can exist freely and without drama.
It's a timely discussion at a time in which the Republican majority in the Texas Legislature is trying to unjustly legislate oppression against the Texas trans community,
Kaleb Elijah is one of the panelists, and nope I get to be a spectator on this one. Food will also be served from 6-7 PM with the panel starting immediately after the food is served.
Kaleb is also challenging his trans brothers to show up for this event.
"I am asking Houston trans men of color to join me as I guest speak on this panel. The organizer told me today that besides me and one other he has not met any transmen of color, that is alarming." he wrote in a comment on his FB page. .
"Instead of complaining that you are not heard or understood or your needs are never tended to in the community, show up in the spaces that are inclusive and have been created for your voice to be heard. The torch has been lit, Please don't let those who are in leadership carry the load by themselves. Just like you needed someone, someone needs you."
He's right trans men of color, I've said the same thing about you needing to show up for events and claim leadership roles in our community. Can't be just trans women of color consistently carrying the community leadership torch.