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Trans Men of Color

Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler on Empowering the Transgender Community

Toni Newman | Posted 12.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler is a writer, filmmaker, producer, artist and activist fighting for social justice in the trans community. My interview with Dr. Ziegler discusses race, gender, the fight for equality and the empowerment of the transgender community.

Uses Of Black Trans Male Anger

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

As my body further masculinized, my sense of pride became muddied by the societal expectations of black masculinity, specifically the racist assumption that black men are full of rage and prone to violence. This became extremely evident in the new ways my body was policed by others.