Jey'nce Poindexter is a proud transgender woman of color and activist. She is a case manager at the Ruth Ellis Center in Detroit and a co-chair of the Fair and Equal Michigan campaign that is seeking to add LGBTQ+ protections to the state's Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.
Michigan's LGBTQ+ community has come a long way. Marriage is legal and, for the most part, LGBTQ+ people are able to live their lives as their whole selves with full acceptance from friends and family. That isn't necessarily the case for our