Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Rest In Power Sarah DePalma
She and another Houston trans trailblazer in Phyllis Frye met in the late 1980's, and the two Aggies formed a lasting friendship as a result. By 1993 DePalma was upping her own activism game and heading to Austin to push for changes in our state laws that would benefit transgender people.
DePalma was the founder of and Executive Director of It's Time Texas, which later became TGAIN (Transgender Advocacy Information Network) and is now TENT (Transgender Education Network of Texas) She also led It's Time America, one of the early trans advocacy groups formed in the 1990's.
She leaves behind her longtime partner Lori, and a host of people who loved her. As of yet don't know when her memorial service is going to happen, but will definitely be there to pay my last respects to her.
We've lost another of our trans pioneers. Rest in power and peace, Sarah. .