Trans people are more visible now than ever. From my quiet seat here on the cis bench, I really love this conversation. It stings me with possibility, a feeling of expansion, variables, like a whole greater than the two-part gender binary. The continuing oppression of trans folk is real, the statistics heartbreaking, but there is a joy here that I truly hope is a boundary opening to a better future.
Summer Luk Presents: Trans Talent was offered at Ludlow Studios this past Friday as a fundraiser for the National Center for Transgender Equality. The show was hosted by Summer Luk, a transgender woman who came to NYC from Hong Kong seeking trans visibility in music and mainstream media. Summer is a singer-songwriter and pianist, and was an effervescent MC for a packed room that was as vibrant and colorful as the talent itself. [Read more…]