Transvisibility & Black Lives Matter: Intersecting at the Margins
From Jeff Layne
CSU, Chico Student & Trans Program Coordinator,
Gender & Sexuality Equity Center
Trans Group Facilitator,
Stonewall Alliance of Chico
The presenters discuss how the Transvisibility and Black Lives Matter movements overlap. They start with a brief explanation of gender terminology, including definitions of “trans.” They then discuss some of the issues and concerns of the black trans community: discrimination and bias in housing, employment, and healthcare; intersectionality and privilege; physical safety; mental health; and micro-aggressions. Safety especially is a concern, as statistics show that violence against trans black people is widespread. The presenters also talk about the important role of non-trans allies who are well-educated about trans issues and will speak out when they see discrimination against trans people.
Recorded: October 12, 2016