Many stories told today about Black people’s civic and political engagement miss the full picture. “To build the political power needed for real liberation, we need to appreciate how gender and gender identity shape the daily lived experiences and perspectives of Black people in this country,” said K. Sabeel Rahman, president of Demos. “This report shines a light on how transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary Black people are mobilizing for a better world in the face of dire economic instability and pervasive harassment and violence.
“It illuminates how race and gender intersect in the lives of cis- and transgender Black men and women in the workplace, at the ballot box and in the streets. And it shows the necessity of fully engaging and including Black people of all genders.”