As y’all loyal TransGriot readers know, I’m 262 miles north on the other end of I-45 for the Black Trans Advocacy Conference handling my BTWI board and conference related business.
This was planned before I agreed to run for Houston Pride Parade female Grand Marshal. What I didn’t anticipate was all the subsequent political mess of this current 85th Texas Legislative session causing me to spend more time where I was needed in Austin.
Tonight at Pearl Bar is the 2017 Houston Pride Kickoff Party that starts at 7:30 PM, and the pride Grand marshals will be announced during it.
I’m poised to make a little Houston Pride parade history if they call my name for female Grand Marshal. I would be only the third African American woman after the Rev. Carolyn Mobley (1993) and Fran Watson (2016), the third trans feminine one after Phyllis Frye (2006) and Jenifer Rene Pool (2012) and the first Black trans feminine one ever.
If they call Lou Weaver’s name as the male grand marshal, he would not only become the first ever trans masculine grand marshal, we would make history together as the first out pair of trans grand marshals serving together at a pride parade in the same parade year.
If it happens, yay moi and yay Lou and y’all have some drinks for me.
TransGriot Update: Lou made Houston Pride parade history, but I didn’t