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Transgender Awareness Week: NBJC Launches ‘Black, Trans & Proud’ Campiagn

In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, NBJC is collecting submissions for our “Black, Trans & Proud” campaign. Taking place Tuesday, November 13 through Tuesday, November 20, Transgender Awareness Week celebrates people who identify as transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, masculine-of-center, two-spirit, and other trans identities. Trailblazers like Kylar Braodus, Janet Mock, Kye Allums and more submitted their photos and testimonials telling us why they're proud to be Black and trans. Check out their campaign ads, full testimonies and the submissions we've received on Twitter and Facebook.

Keep them coming! Email your submissions to NBJC Director of Communications, Kimberley McLeod, at Tweet your photos @NBJContheMove with the hash tag #BlackTransProud or post them on our Facebook page.

Rev. Carmarion D. Anderson

Senior Minister, Living Faith Covenant Church

I am very proud to be Black and trans because together my soul is charismatic and vibrant.  I love the fact my two communities have shared legacies of being the backbone of fundamental things in society.  I appreciate the fact my diverse experiences from each community have provided me with great inner strength and stubborn streak that nothing can break it.  I enjoy the oneness, togetherness, and completeness in which has bonded my worlds together.

I am very proud to be Black and trans because it has given me the ability and power to no longer play the victim, but live authentically in my color and gender which allows me to express nature as a tool for education, unity, and reconciliation in a free society.  I was created Black, I was created trans and I was created in the image of our Creator.  I am very proud to be Black and trans because I was created in God’s likeness and for my designed purpose!


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.