This webinar, hosted by TechSoup’s Alphabet Soup (LGBTQ+) and Black Allies affinity groups, spotlights organizations working with people at the intersection of Black and Queer identities. Learn what Black Trans Advocacy Coalition and the Oklahomans for Equality (OKEQ) are doing to support Black transgender and other Black LGBTQ+ people.
National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
Oklahomans for Equality | Dennis R Neill Equality Center
BIPOC Program and Digital Media Coordinator
Carter Brown is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition (BTAC), the first national, Black trans-led, non profit organization. Through his lived experience as a marginalized transgender man, Carter Brown was compelled to found the organization in 2011 with a focus on initiatives to end violence, HIV, employment discrimination, and other disparities faced by Black transgender people.
Now with over a decade of extensive experience in engaging transgender communities, Brown’s prominent leadership of the organization has established BTAC’s community organizing and programming to be indispensable in the movement towards equality.
Brown is a co-author of the U.S. Trans Survey, the largest trans survey done in the U.S. that vividly captions the economic, health and social disparities of nearly 28,000 transgender respondents nationwide. Brown’s most recent accomplishments include testifying before the U.S. Congress in support of the Equality Act, an amendment the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include protections for transgender people.
My Name is Kao, and I'm the BIPOC Program and Digital Media Coordinator/Tulsa Pride Director at OKEQ. I facilitate our People of Color Social and co-facilitate our Queer Indigenous program. My first experience with Oklahomans for Equality was at the 2010 Equality Gala with the East Central High School Gay-Straight Alliance. I worked at the center in college through an internship for Digital Media and joined the OKEQ staff in 2019.
I love exploring my creativity through photography, video production, and fashion. This job creates exciting opportunities to connect with the diverse community in Tvlse, Muscogee Creek Nation.