Was ecstatic to see in the run up to the start of the fourth annual Black Trans Advocacy Conference on Monday, the First Couple of BTAC, Carter and Espy Brown being featured on the cover of the Dallas Voice.
There’s also a nice article about them as well entitled ‘A Typical American Couple’, and here’s an excerpt from it.
By 2011, Carter could clearly see need for a group specific to the
community of black transmen. He had looked diligently and was unable to
find a group like that anywhere — either online or off. When he realized
nothing like that existed, Carter decided he would create the first
What followed, he says, was “a wave of men.”
When Carter staged the first conference for black transmen that year,
hundreds attended from around the country. The conference is now an
annual event that has grown every year.
Common concerns, special issues
Espy says all LGBT people share some common concerns, on issues like
coming out and family acceptance. And some issues, she adds, are common
to all transpeople, like the cost of transitioning and learning to
But there are other issues that are very specific to black transmen,
and some issues that black transmen have in common with cisgender black
You can read the rest of it by clicking on this link.