#QueerHeroes Day 10 – Zaya Wade

Zaya's bravery is contagious. Her willingness to be who she is at such a young age not only sets an example, but her family's public navigation of it—especially in regards to her exemplary father Dwyane Wade—shows families across the country that they can learn from their children just as much as teach them. This bio …

#QueerHeroes Day 8 – Andrea Jenkins

#QueerHeroes Day 8 Andrea Jenkins. In 2017, Andrea Jenkins became the first Black trans woman elected to public office in the United States and now serves as the Vice President of the Minneapolis City Council. You may have seen her sing Amazing Grace at a press conference in Minneapolis in the days following George Floyd's murder …

#QueerHeroes Day 6 – Angelica Ross

#QueerHeroes Day 6 Angelica Ross. It was acting that made Angelica Ross famous, but it’s her determination and raw intelligence that make her a mogul. Her career started in tech when she taught herself computer code. Using this knowledge, she founded TransTech Social Enterprises—a networking firm that boosts visibility of transgender people in the tech industry. …

#QueerHeroes Day 4 – Tracey Norman/Tracey Africa

#QueerHeroes Day 4 Tracey Norman/Tracey Africa This is one of my favorite stories of queer resilience and ultimate triumph. Upon graduating high school in the late 60s/early 70s, Tracey came out to her family as a transgender woman. Despite her understandable fears, she was met with an embrace from her mother. She began using birth control …