Remembrances of Monica Roberts Pour Out Following Her Passing

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Remembrances of Monica Roberts Pour Out Following Her Passing

Monica Roberts

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News broke this week that groundbreaking journalist Monica Roberts recently passed away at the age of 58. She was a beloved hero of the Black trans community in particular and her award-winning blog TransGriot was among the first dedicated to covering Black trans women’s issues to gain such a large following. Reactions and remembrances of the journalist have been flooding social media.

Trans community public figures spoke to Roberts’ influence on their lives.

Author and director Janet Mock

 

Actress and businesswoman Angelica Ross

 

Actress and writer Jen Richards

 

Journalist and podcaster Tre’vell Anderson

 

Politicians lifted up Roberts’ advocacy work.

U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas

 

U.S. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia of Texas

 

Delaware Senate candidate Sarah McBride

 

Virginia House of Delegates representative Danica Roem

 

Non-profit organizations expressed their condolences.

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

 

Lambda Legal

 

LGBTQ Victory Fund

 

Transgender Law Center

 
Many more people and organizations are expressing their grief at this monumental loss for the LGBTQ community and LGBTQ journalism. Sadly, the final tweet of Roberts herself expressed how much she was looking forward to voting next week.

 

Tagg Magazine joins our fellow LGBTQ media outlets in our appreciation for Monica Roberts’ work and life and urges our readers to vote as was her wish.

 

 

 

 

Sarah Prager
Sarah Prager
Sarah Prager is a writer living in Massachusetts with her wife and their two children. She is the author of the award-winning Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World and Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People Who Made History. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, HuffPost, Bustle, JSTOR Daily, and GO Magazine, among others. www.sarahprager.com.