my 25th transiversary, it was also marked the 20th anniversary of activism on behalf of this community.
Seven of them in fact. I also made a few trips to the ATX after The Lege mercifully hit sine die on May 27.
This was also a year in which I made more trips inside of the state of Texas than I did outside of it.
One of the Dallas trips was for Muhlaysia Booker's funeral. Another was Dallas Pride which was held on the Texas State fair complex for the first time. Less than three weeks later was back for the BTAC Leadership Institute in Dallas, and another was for the March For Black Trans Lives.
That's a nice segue into me talking about how much I was on TV this year.
I even got to go to NYC World Pride, even if it was for 36 hours, thanks to Sara Ramirez. I was one of the movement leaders across the country along with my other H-Town peeps Ashton Woods and Ana Andrea Molina honored onstage as she sang 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' during the opening concert for it at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center
Lot more fun riding in a jeep for the entire length of our nighttime parade and sitting in the VIP section afterwards instead of marching in it. Also got to attend a few events during the week in my role as a honorary grand marshal.
The Harris County Democratic Party gave me the Barbara Jordan Breaking Barriers one at the JRR Luncheon in May in which I spoke just before Secretary (and should have been president) Hillary Clinton
I also received the Transgender Activist Award from Equality Texas at their Austin gala in November, and the Minnie Fisher Award from the Texas Democratic Women of Galveston County.
I was also named this year for the first time ever to Out Magazine's OUT100.
It's also cool anytime I go to these events to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and also talk to the next generation of leaders in our movement.