Which trans icon are you?
For Trans Awareness Month, we are honoring transgender icons who sparked movements, documented and told nuanced and layered stories about trans lives and took the risk to bloom in a binary society. Take this quiz to learn more about how your personality, tenacity and courage align with some of our favorite voices of trans liberation then and now.
You’re an iconic voice of justice, standing up for the rights of your community. Like prominent gay rights movement figure Marsha P. Johnson, you’re not afraid to get things started by taking action. You believe in an intersectional approach to human rights, tackling everything affecting your community, from systemic to day-to-day issues. When the world tries to tear you down, you take a page out of Marsha’s playbook and “You Pay It No Mind.”
You have a Southern charm that centers community and is well-versed in gauging what is needed to meet any moment adequately. Because of this, you tend to lean into creative ways to address various societal issues while keeping it gracefully cute, even when you have to be candid in standing up for justice. Like award-winning writer, activist, and media strategist Raquel Willis, you are dedicated to a values-first approach to liberation, always centering those in the margins. You are constantly blooming and growing into the person you were always meant to be.
You’re vocal and ready for the masses to hear your message. When folks try to toss you or your community to the side, you remind them of the injustice they are inflicting on others. Like tireless advocate Sylvia Rivera, you are the megaphone for the disregarded and silenced, continuously operating in the mindset that we are not free until the most marginalized are free. You don’t care whose feathers you ruffle and will challenge the status quo in the name of liberation.
You’re a social butterfly who listens and hears the concerns of other communities, ready to lend help in any way you can. Like actor, activist and member of the House of Balenciaga, Marquise Vilsón, your upbringing shapes who you are and guides you every day as you evolve into the person you are destined to be. When you make it, you leave the door open for others to walk through. You believe that true community requires oneself to always pass the baton to the next person.
You’ve got a fiery spirit that guides you on your journey, whether that leads to carving out your own path or renovating the binary roads of society. Like journalist, advocate and founder of the award-winning TransGriot Monica Roberts, you believe in “speaking truth to power” and making the world easier for younger generations. You believe in legacy and that liberation is an ongoing practice daily.