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African American Transgender Community

Soap Opera Star Daniel Sobieray Discusses Gender From the Viewpoint of a Heterosexual Midwestern Guy

Toni Newman | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Daniel shares his viewpoint as a heterosexual male athlete from the Midwest who had no knowledge of transgender people in his community or his church. His background is typical of most Americans who have no direct knowledge or interaction with transgender persons.

Living Honestly: A Look At African-American Transgender Trailblazers in Ebony

Posted 03.01.2012 | Gay Voices

In its March issue, Ebony magazine is paying tribute to an oft-overlooked segment of the African-American population: the transgender community. "...

Overcoming Obstacles As An African-American Transgender Woman

Toni Newman | Posted 04.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

As an African-American transgender woman, I have suffered discrimination, bullying, false arrests, and hatred for just being myself. Fear and shame controlled my life for many years, yet I never had the fear of not finding myself.