He doesn’t look a day over 25, but Jevon Martin is celebrating his 50th birthday today.
I first met Jevon at the 2013 BTAC, when he and his trans brothers were spoiling me rotten to the point that he sent my butt away from the Doubletree Campbell Center host hotel to get a mani-pedi before the Awards Gala on the night in which I received the BTAC Advocacy award that is now named for me.
A year later he brought his wife Christina to meet the BTAC fam, and she and I have become great friends. Christina and I usually do the Sisterhood discussion at BTAC in addition to both of them organizing to trains running on time perfection the BTAC Black Diamond Ball.
Speaking of running thangs, Jevon is the founding CEO of Princess Janae Place
Princess Janae Place is New York State’s only trans led organization that since 2015 has helped trans and gender non conforming people transition from homelessness to housing.
Y’all might wish to drop a donation or two as a birthday gift to support the important and life changing work they do there. .
But I can talk about PJP anytime. You only turn 50 once.
So happy milestone birthday Jevon! It has been (and still is) a blessing to have you and Christina in my life. You are also a blessing to all of us as a leader in our community.
And yes, have much love, admiration, and respect for you.
Happy birthday Jevon! Hope this 50th birthday is an amazing and blessings filled one for you, and you get to celebrate many more of them .