Was happy to find out that my Left Coast trans brother and fellow blogger Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler will be honored by the Transgender Law Center at their upcoming October 3 SPARK! gala with the inaugural Authentic Life Award.
As Shawn Demmons stated in his commentary about Dr. Z posted on the TLC website and I wholeheartedly agree with:
"In his filmmaking, writing and community engagement, Kortney is forward thinking - he's creating opportunities and visible space for transgender people broadly, and transgender people of color especially."Yes, he is. And the recently concluded Trans*H4CK was just another sterling example of Kortney's ability to come up with creatively innovative solutions to advance the cause of trans human rights and expand visibility for trans people of color.
Hope you peeps in the Bay Area are planning on showing Dr. Z some love when that October night happens.
Congratulations, Dr Z! Can't think of a better person for TLC to give the first ever Authentic Life Award to.