Date of Degree
Africana Studies | Human Rights Law | Law and Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Liberal Studies | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Sexuality and the Law | Social Justice | Women's Studies
Black, Trans, Lives, Liberation, Survival, Legacy
This thesis investigates the challenges faced by Black trans people. In this thesis, I will explore how protest is used to highlight and confront the obstacles faced by the Black trans community. I will also examine the cultural work of Black trans people and what they teach us. The Brooklyn Liberation march and the TV show Pose is an important part of Black trans legacy. They both look at the complications surrounding Black trans lives and contributes to Black trans representation in protesting and fighting marginalization. This thesis will argue the importance of allyship to create safe space for Black trans people to heal from their experiences and the policing of their bodies.
Smith, Quincy, "Politics of Refusal: Justice and Liberation for Black Trans Lives" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.
Africana Studies Commons, Human Rights Law Commons, Law and Gender Commons, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Commons, Liberal Studies Commons, Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commons, Sexuality and the Law Commons, Social Justice Commons, Women's Studies Commons