kimberley mcleod

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Trans & QPOC stormed the stage at Creating Change and stayed visible throughout. (Bamby Salcedo & the Trans Latina Coalition taking over the opening plenary to demand that the LGBT movement address the violence against trans & queer women of color; with Bamby, who has been one of my role models since I first came out; scenes from a late nite impromptu caucus of trans folks which began with Monica Roberts reminding me how great Slurpees are, and grew to include Bamby, Ben Hudson, Joanna Cifredo, Adrien Lawyer, and Cecilia Chung; with my sisters Biko and the newly engaged Precious Davis; Angelica & I co-presented a few sessions, including a two hour one specifically on issues of race in the trans community that had over 70 attendees; my amazing panelists for Empowering the Marginalized through Media, Jamil Fletcher of Swerv, Kimberley McLeod from Elixhir, Pakistani performance artist Fawzia Mirza, and all around perfect guy Tiq Milan; more late night kiking and planning with the whole crew; the leaders enjoying the evening (Angelica, Tiq, Precious, Myles Brady); my conference wife Fawzia.