Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Upcoming TSU Town Hall On Being Black, Gay & Trans
I've been pushing to have more of these panel discussions take place, and it figures I'll probably be out of town when this one takes place on the TSU campus November 13.
One of the things that has been upsetting to me as a proud Black Houstonian who also happens to be a proud transgender person is the total ignorance on display about trans lives here. It's the ignorance about trans people and our lives that has been exploited by the opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance and their sellout christopimpin' sycophants.
The depth of ignorance in Black Houston has shockingly been exposed even in the ranks of 'ejumacated' Black people you presume would know better and our SGL community.
To combat the spreading of disinformation and lies by the hate ministers, another effort to do some community outreach education is taking place, and this one is being sponsored by Delta Phi Upsilon Fraternity Inc, Legacy Community Health Services, TSU OUTLaw, and the House of Capri.
The panel is entitled The Misfits: Being Gay And Transgender In The Black Community. It will take place starting at 6:30 PM CST at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Moot Court Room #105. Address is 3100 Cleburne St.
It's another event designed to drive home the point that #WeExist , we aren't going away, and you are going to have to deal with the fact that Black trans and SGL people are part of the kente cloth fabric of the Houston Black community.
Hope you take the opportunity to check out what I'm sure will be a lively and informative panel discussion.