The younglings are not only pushing us elders and yelders to be better, they are also doing the same with their youthful energy to society and our movement as a whole.
They also get the benefit of being part of the intergenerational conversations that happen in the CC20 space
And yeah, proud of my Houston activist fam. We are always busy at these events, whether we are presenting at panels or strategizing about what we're going to do in the coming year to make Houston, Texas and our TBLGQ community better
One thing I need to do a better job of is checking in with my blood relatives who live in Dallas. Some of them only knew I was in town when they saw me on the local news doing an interview.
TBLGQ intergenerational conversations matter.
There was a moment when Antonia d'Orsay and I were giving a Trans 101 history class to three gender non conforming peeps as they were out in the smoking area. .
There were also moments during CC20 when I was the person having those meetings with leaders of various TBLGQ community orgs
There was me walking around at my sixth Creating Change having the younglings stop me in the hall, take photos, and tell me how much they appreciated my work and the blog.
And I needed to hear that. One attendee told me about her professor actually assigning TransGriot blog posts as reading material for her Women and Gender Studies class.
acceptance speech for the Hyde Award, and I'm not mad about that. Once upon a time (CC99 in Oakland) I was the wide eyed newbie nervously rubbing elbows with the leadership icons of that period.
Now I have become that icon. I want peeps to be aware of the fact that if I'm not busy at a conference, I will always have time (or make time) to talk and listen to you.
Creating Change 2020 has passed into the TBLGQ community history books. I salute the Dallas organizing team for putting on a great event while pointing out the Houston #CC14 attendance record is STILL intact.