Black Trans Futures is an organizing and storytelling collaboration between the ACLU of Alabama and The Knights and Orchids Society. In a five-month paid training program Black and trans Alabamians develop community organizing and storytelling skills that combat the ani-trans rhetoric and legislation gaining ground in the legislature.
Celebration and Project Showcase
Our 2nd annual program with our 10 Black Trans Futures fellows concluded on February 24, 2024 at the Magic City Acceptance Center. Each fellow showcased a unique storytelling project encompassing the “Black Trans Futures” theme and their personal story. Check out the yearbook project below to learn more about them!
What Happens In The Program?
With year two of Black Trans Futures, we are witnessing ten trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming Black Alabamians connecting and building a better future. During this five-month program, they've been: developing relationships with Alabama organizers, learning about the history of Black queer individuals, practicing self-care techniques to protect well-being, becoming informed about legislation and issues relevant to the trans community, and developing a personal narrative that will culminate in a final zine highlighting their experiences.