Miss major is a badass elder mama, and I owe so much to her relentlessness. Her fire & sprit through the decades has made it possible for me to speak my identity out loud, to love without shame. I love & appreciate yo...
ABOUT MISS MAJOR
As a Black, formerly incarcerated transgender elder, mother, and grandmother, Miss Major has paved the way for us to be who and where we are today. She is a veteran of the historic Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, a human rights activist, and simply “Mama” to many in her community. At the center of her activism from the 1960’s to today is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration.
Miss Major was executive director of the San Francisco-based Transgender Gender-Variant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), and has brought her message to Pride marches, United Nations hearings, activist conferences, and community meetings. She has received numerous awards for more than 50 years of visionary activism, and is the subject of the award-winning 2015 documentary feature film “MAJOR!”
Miss Major recently relocated from Oakland, California to Little Rock, Arkansas, where she is embarking on the next chapter of her work: building House of GG, the Griffin-Gracy Educational Retreat and Historical Center, an oasis for transgender people to come, feel safe, and be part of a growing network and united family of Southern trans people working for social justice.
ABOUT MISS MAJOR'S MONTHLY FUNDRAISING CIRCLE
We launched this monthly fundraising circle for Miss Major in May 2013, when an apartment fire destroyed most of her possessions. Since then we have raised over $130,000 to cover Major’s housing, medical, food, and transportation expenses. That is about $26,000 per year. That is the power of community! We have recently moved this circle from GoFundMe because it no longer allows for monthly donations.
We are committed to supporting this cherished Black trans leader through her elder years, and invite you to join this monthly fundraising circle to ensure that Miss Major has at least $3,000 a month to live off of and do her work. Please become a MONTHLY donor at whatever level you can—$10, $25, $50, or more!
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