On this Transgender Day of Visibility, we celebrate and commemorate the lives and struggles of all transgender people who have fought against oppression and given our community the will to continue to fightback.
The courage and passion of transgender street youth and sex workers sparked the founding of today’s LGBTQ+ movement on both coasts of the U.S, from the Compton Cafeteria Riots in 1966 in San Francisco to the Stonewall rebellion in New York City in 1969. This year’s Trans Day of Visibility comes in the wake of the historic Black Lives Matter rebellion against police terror and racist murder, the continued incarceration and inhumane treatment of undocumented children and families at the U.S. border, and the uptick of violence, murder and punitive legislation against transgender people.
On Thursday, April 1, 8 pm EDT/ 5 pm PDT, join the LGBTQ+ Caucus of Workers World Party for a discussion of the revolutionary roots of trans history, liberation, and the importance of trans voices in socialist movements in the U.S. and around the world.
Jupiter Peraza is an undocumented trans woman, activist, DACA recipient, and a Program Associate at the Transgender District of San Francisco.
Susan Stryker is the co-director of of the Emmy-winning documentary film Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, and author of Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution.
Indigo Lett is the Secretary and Social Media Coordinator of the Gulf Coast’s Transgender Activist Organization of STRIVE.
Martha Grevatt is a founding board member of Pride at Work, an LGBTQ+ Constituency Group of the AFL-CIO, and a managing editor of Workers World newspaper.
Marcie Massey is a candidate of the Central Gulf Coast branch of Workers World Party, They are a queer, non-binary, single parent living in Mississippi.