Now that we’re in the middle of May, it’s graduation time for many of the folks in our community who are getting that paper and the ‘ejumacation’ that is going along with it.
I wanted to take a moment to celebrate all you trans folks who are part of the Class of 2019 like my Louisville homegirl Amirage Saling She’s not only receiving her degree in social work from the University of Louisville, she also made a little history when she received the honor of carrying the Kent College of Social Work banner into the ceremony.
And just when you think Jazz Jennings couldn’t be more awesome, now comes the news that she has been accepted to go to Harvard University in the fall! Harvard Class of 2023 here she comes!
I also needed to show some love in this post to my BTAC forever King Sybastian Smith, who is also walking with his Georgia State University classmates and getting his degree.
Congrats to you as well Sybastian! So proud of you!
Shout outs also go to you Trans Class of 2019 members who are moving from elementary to middle school, middle school to high school, high school to college, or college to postgraduate education.
Some of you like Charlie Baum, even made history while you were matriculating at your high schools..
Many of you Class of 2019 members have persevered despite enduring in some cases unnecessary bullying and harassment aimed at you by parents, fellow students, teachers and administrators You continuing on your educational path will not only be a great benefit to yourselves personally, but to our community.
ConGRADulations, Trans Class of 2019! I salute you, and everyone who loves you also is celebrating the major milestone in your lives. Can’t wait to see what happens for all of you in the near future.