Black trans activist Andrea Horne is an imposing woman. It's something in the way she carries herself, perhaps, her bearing, her sense of self.
Her voice suggests a woman who has seen it all and knows the score but is enjoying herself nonetheless. She has made her own mark on the trans community in San Francisco and is, now, being recognized for it.
Horne, a woman of a certain age she'll never reveal, is this year's lifetime achievement grand marshal for the SF Pride parade."It's an unexpected and incredible honor," Horne told the Bay Area Reporter when the parade grand marshals were announced back in April. "It's a recognition that five years ago I probably wouldn't have received."About six months before SF Pride announced the grand marshals for the first in-person Pride parade in three years, a friend told her "I'm gonna submit your name," Horne said in a recent interview. "I didn't think a thing of it until a couple days before it was announced.