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Remembrances of Monica Roberts Pour Out Following Her Passing

Monica Roberts

Photo: Facebook

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 the author of the award-winning Queer, There, and Everywhere: 27 People Who Changed the World, Rainbow Revolutionaries: 50 LGBTQ+ People Who Made History, Kind Like Marsha: Learning from LGBTQ+ Leaders, and A Child's Introduction to Pride: The Inspirational History and Culture of the LGBTQIA+ Community. Learn more about her speaking, writing, and more at