The Riot Party 2022

On August 29, 2022, The Riot Party was held at Hibernia Bank at 1 Jones Street in San Francisco. The Riot Party was both a concert and a fundraiser for the Transgender District that featured trans, nonbinary, and queer performers. It was hosted by Diamond Stylz, the executive director here ..Continue Reading

BTWI Remembers Gloria Allen

BTWI Remembers Gloria Allen

BTWI wishes to remember Gloria Allen, also known as Mama Gloria.  Gloria Allen was a transgender activist who died of respiratory failure at age 76 on June 13, 2022. Many know her from the documentary Mama Gloria (2020) which chronicled her life. Ms. Allen ran a charm school for at-risk ..Continue Reading

BTWI Statement on the Death of Brazil Johnson

BTWI Statement on the Death of Brazil Johnson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2022 DALLAS, TX – Black Transwomen, Inc, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advocacy for African American trans women in minority communities released the following statement: BTWI expresses our condolences for the tragic killing of one of our Black trans sisters, a 28-year old woman ..Continue Reading

BTWI Statement on the Death of Ariyanna Mitchell

BTWI Statement on the Death of Ariyanna Mitchell

MAY 10, 2022 DALLAS, TX – Black Transwomen, Inc, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advocacy for African American trans women in minority communities released the following statement: BTWI expresses our condolences for the tragic killing of one of our Black trans sisters, a 17-year-old girl and high school student ..Continue Reading

Lesbian Visibility Week Video Series Part 4

Lesbian Visibility Week Video Series Part 4

Don’t miss the final video from Elle’s Lesbian Visibility Week series about the Combahee River Collective Statement! #LesbianVisibilityWeek Lesbian Visibility Week Video 4 by BTAC Media

Lesbian Visibility Week Video Series Part 3

Lesbian Visibility Week Video Series Part 3

Here is part three of Elle’s video series about the Combahee River Collective! Thanks for watching! #LesbianVisibilityWeek Lesbian Visibility Week Video 3 by BTAC Media

Lesbian Visibility Week Video Series Part 2

Lesbian Visibility Week Video Series Part 2

Here is the second part of Elle’s video series about the Combahee River Collective for #LesbianVisibilityWeek! Lesbian Visibility Week Video 2 by BTAC Media

Lesbian Visibility Week Video Series Part 1

Lesbian Visibility Week Video Series Part 1

To celebrate Lesbian Visibility Week, Elle has created a video series analyzing the Combahee River Collective Statement (1977). The Combahee River Collective was a Black Feminist Lesbian organization active in Boston during the 1970s. Take some time to learn about this important moment in queer Black history with us at ..Continue Reading

Happy Earth Day!

We at BTWI wish everyone happy Earth Day! Earth day is celebrated annually to demonstrate support for environmental protection. BTWI would like everyone to take this Earth Day to learn more about environmental racism and environmental justice. According to the EPA, environmental justice “is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement ..Continue Reading

Celebrating Jackie Robinson and Pioneers in Sports

Celebrating Jackie Robinson and Pioneers in Sports

On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson signed with the Dodgers and ended racial segregation in Major League Baseball. Jackie Robinson, No. 42, won the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award in 1947. From ..Continue Reading