#QueerHeroes Day 20 – Gloria Allen

#QueerHeroes Day 20. Gloria Allen It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes someone like Gloria Allen to raise the village in the first place. After retiring from her position as a registered nurse, she became frustrated with the resources and subsequent positions fellow trans women of younger generations experienced. So "Mama Gloria"—as …

#QueerHeroes Day 19 – William Dorsey Swann/The Queen

#QueerHeroes Day 19 William Dorsey Swann/The Queen Today is Juneteenth, which celebrates when the Emancipation Proclamation was read aloud to slaves in Texas—the last state left for it to be announced, two years after the proclamation was issued. The first self-proclaimed drag queen was a freed slave. William Dorsey Swann was born in the 1850s in …