Jazz Jennings Celebrates Transgender Americans’ Role in the Stonewall Uprising Via #EveryoneWelcome VideoBy Megan Clayton • July 10, 2017 • 3:41 pm
Another major voice just joined the chorus of Americans from coast to coast working to make #EveryoneWelcome – including transgender people – in all public spaces. Transgender rights advocate Jazz Jennings celebrated the end of Pride Month last week by representing the campaign on Twitter.
Jazz and her mother, Jeannette, used their video to celebrate the 47th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, including the pivotal role transgender people played in the event that birthed the modern movement for LGBT equality.
Watch the full video:
— Jazz Jennings (@JazzJennings__) July 2, 2017
Jazz is a prolific tweeter and isn’t shy about raising her voice on social media in support of transgender non-discrimination. Jazz is also sharing her story on traditional media: The third season of I Am Jazz, a docuseries that follows her as she navigates teenage life as a transgender girl, is currently airing on TLC.
#EveryoneWelcome is a public education campaign dedicated to building support for transgender-inclusive non-discrimination protections by sharing the stories of transgender Americans and the people who care about them.
To date, more than 100 people across the country have filmed videos as part of the campaign, including members of Congress, LGBT advocates, celebrities, and athletes. The campaign is a partnership between several organizations, including the Ally Coalition, Athlete Ally, Freedom for All Americans, GLAAD, the Transgender People of Color Coalition, the Trans Latin@ Coalition, and Trans United Fund.
Raising awareness about who transgender people are and the challenges they face through personal storytelling is an important tool in the fight against discrimination. If you’d like to share your story via our #EveryoneWelcome campaign, click here for more information.