She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project, which assists transgender people who are disproportionately incarcerated and discriminated against by the justice system. Retrieved 18 April Retrieved 7 February Along with Kenworthy, Adam Rippon is one of the first openly gay athletes to compete at the Winter Olympics for the U. As Jackson trained for her first Winter Olympics, she offered advice for young athletes of color who hope to compete internationally.
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At the turn of the 20th century, Jack Johnson was the public face of the fears that many whites had about black men. Archived from the original on 1 January And when they speak out, more people now listen. Wanda Sykes tops our list. I want to work with kids and bring recognition to the problem, especially with the LGBT community.
Drag queen RuPaul has also been a beacon of empowerment since he first emerged in the music industry with the hit "Supermodel You Better Work. She is one of the founders of the Black Excellence Collective and the Black Excellence Tour, created with best friend Joshua Allen, and she is the focus of the recently released feature length documentary about her life and story, Free Cece! Archived from the original on 24 June What's the big deal? Retrieved March 15, Archived from the original on 19 December South Africa ignores 'corrective' attacks".