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

March 18 is Transgender Day of Safety

March 18 is Transgender Day of Safety

On February 22, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) directing the agency to investigate gender-affirming care for transgender children as cases of child abuse [1]. Abbott’s directive cites Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s opinion that certain varieties of gender-affirming ..Continue Reading