Last summer Sharron Cooks made history by becoming the first out trans person in the state of Pennsylvania to become a DNC delegate. She’s made history once again by becoming the first out trans person to chair a city commission in Philadelphia.
On Thursday she was elected as chair of the 23 member Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs.
“As chair of the Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs, I am committed and dedicated to serving the needs of the City of Philadelphia’s LGBTQ community. I am committed to advocating for equality and building and maintaining positive and supportive community relationships with trust, honesty, transparency and integrity, ” Cooks said in a G Philly Interview.
“This is a new role for me as a Black transgender woman. I am open to learning and receiving respectful feedback, and I am looking forward to working with all members of our LGBTQ community and allies here in Philadelphia and abroad as well as working with other organizations and institution to help address the needs of our community.”
Congrats Sharron for making history once again and being a trailblazing leader for your community. Have no doubts you’ll do a wonderful job in that chairperson’s role.