QWEEN JEAN is the founder of Black Trans Liberation. She is a New York based Stage and Film Costume Designer. Qween has committed her voice to advocating for marginalized communities; specifically Black trans people. Her passion is creating access for unsung heroes and people who are often overlooked. She feels that they matter, and that their stories are valuable.
BLACK TRANS LIBERATION is a community birthed out of the Black Lives Matter Movement. They are actively dismantling the current 35 year life expectancy for Black Trans people by organizing weekly demonstrations, teaching strategies to end systemic oppression, and creating policies/legislation to protect trans workers. BTL aims to provide access and resources from community partners and ultimately offer long-term housing relief.
Black Trans Lives are beautiful.
Black Trans Lives are worthy.
Black Trans Lives are essential.
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