Thank you all for joining me, Tumblr’s @action community, and Freedom for All Americans’ Transgender Freedom Project for this special #AnswerTime! I had such a great time answering all of your questions and helping folks understand a bit more about transgender equality.
Hey all – I’m Malaysia Walker, and I’m ready to answer your questions as part of this #AnswerTime with @action on Tumblr and Freedom for All American’s @transgenderfreedomproject! Until 5:30pm ET I’ll be answering questions on the movement for transgender equality and sharing my experiences with you all.
A bit about me – I work with the ACLU of Mississippi as the coordinator of the Transgender Education and Awareness Program (TEAP). Every day I work toward greater understanding for transgender Mississippians. I have a husband and a family. I attend church, and I love God. I am a tax-paying citizen. I consider myself talented. I enjoy enhancing the beauty of things. I am a beautiful black woman, and I am transgender.
On Friday at 3:30pm ET, Malaysia Walker, who works at the ACLU of Mississippi, will be answering questions about transgender equality in recognition of Transgender Day of Visibility! Submit your questions about transgender equality here: https://www.tumblr.com/explore/answertime
Amazing news! The New Hampshire House has voted to pass legislation adding comprehensive non-discrimination protections for transgender people! This is a historic win, and we’re thrilled to be a founding and leading member of @FreedomNH, the campaign to pass this bill. Share this to keep the momentum going through a Senate vote, and read more on what this means: bit.ly/2G439tk
The National Center for Trans Equality reports that 43% of transgender adults who had flown on a plane in the past year reported reporting a negative experience such as being patted down by an officer of the wrong gender or being loudly questioned about their body parts at a checkpoint. This is unacceptable and we must work to get the word out.
We’re so proud to partner with the Tumblr @staff at @action for #ArtActionDay – and for a 2018 filled with important actions for #LGBTQ equality. Tumblr asked what kind of year we want 2018 to be – and we know that we want it to be a year of forward movement for transgender Americans from coast to coast. Check out our new video on our 2018 plans, then let us know #WhatWillYouDo for transgender equality this year!