Khanna honors trans leader
Congressman Ro Khanna (D-San Jose) recognized East Bay trans leader Tiffany Woods October 18 at Kennedy Middle School in Cupertino as part of his office's recognition of LGBT History Month. Khanna's 17th Congressional District stretches into southern Alameda County, where Woods works at Tri-City Health Care and is the director of its TransVision program. Woods wrote in an email that she was honored to be chosen by Khanna. "Many of my LGBTQ sheroes/heroes, who have inspired me as an out trans woman to continue being a changemaker, have been honored previously and I am honored to join them in recognition. As forces around the world, and in our own country, continue to work to take away our civil rights and liberties, our humanity, and oftentimes, our very lives, the very act of existing and coming out as our authentic an d true selves becomes more and more revolutionary and lifesaving for many who do not yet have a voice or whose voices have been silenced." Other LGBT community leaders honored by Khanna included Josh Selo, Philippe Rey, Roark Clayton, Gabrielle Antolovich, Thaddeus Campbell, Lance Moore, John Nguyen-Cleary, and Wiggsy Sivertsen.