History will be made at the U.S. Senate next week when Kylar Broadus becomes the first openly transgender person to testify before the body's Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee.
Broadus, the founder of the Missouri-based Trans People of Color Coalition, will testify on the discrimination LGBT people continue to face — and will continue to face — without non-discrimination laws.
The Washington Blade offers some more details.
According to his bio of the TPOCC website, Broadus is an attorney who hails from Missouri and founded the organization in 2010. He’s written essays of transgender rights, won awards for LGBT advocacy, is a board member of the National Black Justice Coalition and was formerly on the board for the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force.
Broadus is the first transgender person to testify before the Senate. A previous Senate hearing in 2009 had no transgender witnesses.
Finally, some actual representation for transgender Americans.