Authors JR Ford and Vanessa Ford and beautiful Illustrations by Kayla Harren, present the story of a child who has always been a boy, but the world saw him as a girl. Calvin’s supportive family helps him as he anxiously gets ready for the first day of school as himself.
The authors of this story are nationally-known advocates LGBTQIA+ rights for transgender youth and parents of a transgender child.
Black transgender and gender non-conforming people face some of the highest levels of discrimination of all transgender people according to a new analysis released in the research report called Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Black Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.
In Black Lives Matter, there is no hierarchy. Race and gender equality go hand in hand for Black LGBTQIA+ people.
This post also has picture books providing information about gender identity and pronouns from the brilliant Author and Illustrator Maya Gonzalez.
It is important to acknowledge all existence and ALL of our humanity within the Black community.
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