TDOR: The Search for Hope

Tomorrow is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day where we come together to remember those who have been taken from us this year in the trans community. Sadly this year those numbers, especially amongst trans women of color, are extremely high. ¬†Over 25 trans people have been killed this year in the US alone, and…

HERO and Southern LGBTQ Youth

I was born in Memphis, TN, the son of more than three generations of Memphians who were deeply entrenched in southern culture and society, despite their Jewish identity. As a transgender queer person, this southern attitude made it difficult for me to come out and to be proud of who I am. One week ago,…