This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall Uprising and over a half-century of LGBTQIA+ activism and fight for liberation.

Recognizing that black, queer, trans & non-binary people are often excluded from the Pride narrative, we asked folks two questions: When was a time you felt the most yourself: loved, seen or heard? and, Describe a time your community let you down?

Here’s what they had to say:


We’re capturing more stories for a special podcast episode series at the end of the Pride season.

Participating is as easy as recording a voice note.

The Trans Women of Color Collective exists to create revolutionary change by uplifting the narratives, leadership, and lived experience of trans people of color.

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