Two instances of anti-transgender murders occurred in Orlando, Florida and Baltimore, Maryland over the last 24 hours. Both were transgender women of color. And when the media doesn't tell their story correctly, it perpetuates misleading stereotypes about transgender people.
As the first African American trans woman to create a news outlet that focuses on trans women of color issues, Monica Roberts, creator of TransGriot, is continuing to raise visibility for black trans women and the everyday challenges they face.
Today Ebony.com, the online companion to the iconic monthly magazine that focuses on the African-American community, spotlights the contributions of transgender men and women to American history and Black heritage.