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About #IAmCait, Houston and HEROES

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I've got nothing but respect for Jenny Boylan and the team of women working with Caitlyn Jenner but the news of their visit to Second Baptist Church in Houston has me concerned.

Everyone has the right to evolve, but when will a primarily white trans movement evolve past it's own white privilege?

It's a privilege to attend a Southern Baptist Church for many white folks and if you don't know your Baptist churches, that's just one more sign that you should be working with more Black trans folks like Monica Roberts!

Sure, I'm glad SBC got around to apologizing for its abject racist history and for banning Black folks from marrying in their churches as late as 2012, but the lack of intersectional approach in the transgender movement is part of what is killing Black trans women.

One on side I see a lack of outreach by trans leadership to Black communities about the lived experience and rich history of gender diversity in Black communities. On another side, I see ton…