TheGrio Recognizes Trans Advocate Janet Mock
In honor of Black History Month, theGrio takes the time to reflect on black America’s past as well as America’s future. The online media outlet recently presented theGrio’s 100 list, class of 2012, a list that “highlights the best, not just from the black community, but from all of America. These are 100 individuals with stories of perseverance, ingenuity, and triumph that define the American dream, and provide hope to black, white, brown, gay, straight, rich, poor, Republicans and Democrats alike.” In this year’s list, theGrio recognizes Janet Mock, trans advocate and People.com editor.
“Janet Mock is making history … as an advocate for transgender individuals. By putting her story in the national spotlight, Janet, previously known as just another young, black professional woman, has challenged the stigma surrounding gender identity,” theGrio acknowledges.