March 20, 2013
Happy birthday, #girlslikeus! May you trend for many more. It’s been a year since Janet Mock, an outspoken writer and activist for transgender woman of color, first gave birth to #girlslikeus on Twitter, taking to the popular social networking site with the intention of building a community for women like her. The hashtag has gone from alerting people to the injustices and tragedies that often mar the lives of trans women, to a space for shouting out the good and advocating for change, both in the "outside" world and the world within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning community, or LGBTQ community.