Through the month of October, Pride Soc will be using this account to highlight some queer, Black women who may have been sidelined or overlooked by history.
Andrea Jenkins (Born 1961) made history in November 2017 by becoming the first openly transgender Black woman elected to public office in the U.S and did it again in January 2022 when she was elected as the first transgender official in the U.S. to lead a city council. She is also a published poet and an oral historian at the University of Minnesota where she has previously worked as curator of the Transgender Oral History Project, in the University’s Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies.
Thank you to the Pride Society and Kit Lashmar for supplying the profiles. Head over to their Instagram to see more profiles being published through out October.