I love your gender at any age!
On Valentines we often celebrate new loves, new relationships. We want to make sure that we remember than being trans is not a new idea, and that there is no “too old” or “too young” to be trans or to transition. We love your gender at any age!
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy is shining star of a trans elder. She participated in the Stonewall Riots, she was pals with Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnston, and her activism has focussed on prison justice, HIV/AIDS supports, police brutality, criminalization, sex work, and trans people. She is currently the executive director of the Trans Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project leading efforts to support incarcerated trans women, particularly trans women of colour.
RJ Jones is nakawē nêhiyaw (Saulteaux–Cree), originally from Saskatchewan and is currently living on Algonquin Territory in Ottawa, ON. They are a Two Spirit, Non-Binary and Queer multimedia artist, storyteller, facilitator and educator in the topics of decolonizing our approach to Gender and Sexuality. RJ wants to indigenize the way we see sexuality, gender and sexual & reproductive health while also decolonizing stigma.
Stella Skinner is a 9 yr old transgirl from Acton Ontario, who has been an active trans advocate for more than two years, loves spicy food and Harry Potter. She’s spoken out against conversion therapy for trans children, going to Queen’s Park to speak out about laws that will protect trans people. Stella recently spoke at the Women’s March in Toronto in January 2018 about being assaulted by a bully and what it means to be an ally to trans kids. “Be a friend, a actual friend. Sometimes we lose our whole families when we stand up for our hearts”.