So how did I spend my Valentine’s Day afternoon and early evening? Discussing transgender issues to a class at Texas Southern University.
One of the things I’ve wanted to do for years is have more conversations about trans issues on HBCU campuses. I was thrilled to get an invite from Dr Rockell Burton to do just that for her graduate level Gender and Communications class.
It’s just ironic it happened on Valentine’s Day.
Three graduate level classes were combined to hear yours truly talk about trans issues from a Black perspective, and thanks to Dr Burton for the invitation so I could be on The Yard for it
One of the points I wanted to leave with the students in that class was that Black trans issues are Black community issues. I also wanted to make the point that trans men are men, trans women are women, and our Black trans lives need to matter to the cis Black community because we are an intertwined part of the community..
Looking forward to the next time and next conversation we have