Monday, December 31, 2018
Ten Positive Trans Moments In 2018
The question she asked on her Facebook page is what moments stood out for you in 2018? I'm going to narrow it to the moments, in no particular order, that stood out for me that trans people had a hand in.
1. Three more trans state legislators elected.
Note that all these trailblazing trans legislators are members of the Democratic Party.
2. Angela Ponce competes in Miss Universe 2018.
Angela Ponce made history by not only capturing the Miss Spain-Universe crown, she became the first out transperson to compete at the world's premiere beauty pageant since it was opened to trans women in 2012.
While some haters emerged as usual, Ponce shook them off with class and dignity.
3. Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler named to the EBONY Power 100
Was proud to note that our trans brother Dr Kortney Ryan Ziegler was named to the EBONY magazine Power 100 list. That's a BFD in the Black community to be named to this list by one of the iconic publications in our community.
Ziegler produced the award winning documentary Still Black: A Portrait Of Black Transmen and is contemplating doing more documentary projects focused on our community in 2019.
4. The all trans models Marco Marco fashion show.
was the Marco Marco show. All 34 models ripping the runway, be they trans feminine, trans masculine or gender nonconforming, were from our community.
It was historic and empowering not only for our community, but for the people participating in it.
5. POSE debuts.
POSE has received rave reviews, and was renewed by FX for a second season.
6. Nicole Maines gets role on Supergirl
Maines is playing Nia Nal on the show, a young cub reporter who Kara Danvers takes under her wing and mentors as was done for her by Kat Grant.
I'm parked in front of the TV on Sunday nights watching her.
7. TransGriot wins GLAAD Media Award
Have to include myself on this list since I did make some trans history this year. In April I became the first trans blogger to win a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Blog category.
And it definitely looks wonderful on my trophy shelf.
8. Another successful BTAC conference in Dallas
It broke its all time attendance record that was set last year. There was a new BTIPS king and queen crowned. BTAC had its most gender non conforming attendees ever, and was a memorable week in the Lone Star State for the peeps in attendance.
got news coverage in the Dallas Morning News this year.
For those of you who wish to check it out for yourselves in 2019, the dates for the 8th annual event will be April 23-28 at the Wyndham Dallas Suites- Park Central
9.. Raquel Willis named an OUT Magazine Executive Editor
She's just another sterling example of Black Trans Excellence personified
So looking forward in the New Year to see what happens for her and what exciting changes happen at OUT during her tenure.
10. You survived and thrived as a trans person
You persisted in living your best life, and doing whatever it took to make the world better for our trans younglings Sometimes it was the trans younglings showing us trans elders the way and being unapologetic about it.