Monday, October 04, 2010

The Black Trans Revolution Will Not Be Televised

One of the things I've talked about on this blog is the urgent need for Black transpeople to take control of our destiny and do what our parents, grandparents and great grandparents did in terms of building community.

To paraphrase Gil Scott-Heron, the Black trans revolution will not be televised.

Much of the work we will have to do will not be discussed online or in the open.  It is a family conversation we have to have that will take place within intracommunity discussions.   We will have to talk to the legacy organizations in the African American community.about our issues and why it is in their best interests to help us as fellow African descended people.

We will be having ongoing conversations with our LBG/SGL African descended brothers and sisters and our cisgender allies.

But when, where, how, how often and who we will entrust this important task to do will be at times and places of our choosing.  But you can bet the gameplan that we come up with and execute won't be revealed to sellouts who will run and tell it to our enemies so they can oppose what we are trying to do.

Once we get our act together, it will be time to go global.  We'll need to have discussions with our African descended trans brothers and sisters across the Diaspora to ascertain what we can do to help them and each other in our mutual struggles for acceptance amongst our people.

There is one location where the non-televised Black trans revolution has already happened.

Here's a hint on the location where the initial non-televised Black trans revolution occurred and will continue.

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