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Five Ways to Create More Inclusive Spaces for the Trans* Community

For as long as there have been Black people, there have been Black LGBTQ/same gender loving (SGL) people. Disappointingly, because we face the additional barriers that come with homophobia, transphobia and fear and hatred of things not “traditional” or “heterosexual,” that truth is often hidden or erased altogether. And as it relates to the transgender community, far too often, we find ourselves speaking of injustices—from discrimination to disproportionate health risks, and too often, violence.

But on March 31, Transgender Day of Visibility, we take the time to recognize and celebrate the contributions trans* individuals are making—and will continue to make—to society. It is not just a day to show support to the trans* community, but a day that aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans* people around the globe while fighting cis-sexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge to end the existing ignorance about the trans* community.

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The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.