6 – Miss Major Griffin-Gracy – Annie Danger

Annie Danger
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy
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Miss Major gave you what you’ve got today. She’s the auntie you never met but who changed your life forever. Born in Chicago in 1940, Major has been a freedom fighter since she came out as a teen in black Chicago in the 1950s. She was a leader of Stonewall, after which a correctional officer broke her jaw. She helped trans, street-based, sex workers of color organize to fight for their own lives in the 1970s, provided healthcare for sister trans women who could not find treatment in the AIDS crisis, and has been tirelessly fighting for the rights of trans women in prison since she was first radicalized participating in the Attica Prison Rebellion.

Major has been showing us how to change the world for fifty years. Every principle that gay liberation claims to follow is at the heart of her living since before there was gay lib. She is a lifelong freedom fighter motivated by a true revolutionary core: love that drives her to protect, cherish, and empower her sisters by any means possible. She does not stop and neither should we.


This piece was produced in collaboration with Miss Major. You can learn more about her at www.missmajorfilm.com and her work at www.TGIJP.org

Annie Danger is an expert hole-filler. Her work is aimed at the cracks in our emotional armor and at the gaps in our consciousness. She is a trans woman from Albuquerque, New Mexico who has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1999. She is currently working on a piece/social experiment called “How To Cook A Frog”, a sort of cook-along Milgram Experimeng starring Julia Child. You can find more about Annie at www.anniedanger.com