Carter Brown, pictured with his wife Espy Brown, founded the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition. After missing a couple of years, Black Trans Advocacy Coalition is again holding its annual conference in Dallas DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writertaffet@dallasvoice.com Black Trans Advocacy Coalition, which is holding its 10th annual conference in Dallas this week, started as a local organization.
Carter Brown said he put together a local organization for Black trans men simply because there wasn’t a group like that in Dallas.
The goal, Brown said, was socializing and sharing available resources. To learn best practices for such a group, Brown said he went looking for the other Black trans men’s groups around the country.
But he couldn’t find any. Instead, Black trans men from around the country were reaching out to him. So within a short time, what started as a local group became a national organization.