Tracee McDaniel

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Tracee McDaniel is a Certified Peer and HIV/AIDS Assessment Counselor and Executive Director/Founder of Juxtaposed Center for Transformation,Inc., an advocacy, consulting and social services referral organization, designed to empower the Atlanta area’s diverse transgender and gender non-conforming community. It provides basic, necessary and fundamental services to the Trans identified community.

The Juxtaposed Center is an anchor organization of the Trans Housing Atlanta Program which provides transitional and emergency housing to homeless and marginalized transgender and gender non-conforming people. Juxtaposed Center is the official organizer of Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which is an annual vigil that memorializes transgender and gender non-conforming people whom were either murdered or committed suicide due to hate and violence. McDaniel is a Board of Director for the Trans Housing Atlanta Program (THAP) and a programming board of director for The Center for Human Rights LGBT Institute.

McDaniel became the first transgender person in 2007 to be invited to deliver a key-note speech at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration march. McDaniel also lobbied the United States Congress in 2008 to support a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and increased HIV/AIDS funding.

McDaniel has served on the Atlanta Police Department’s LGBT Advisory Board and Mayor Kasim Reed’s World Group on Prostitution (WGOP) and became a Vetted Trainer for the US Department of Justice. Additionally, McDaniel facilitated Transgender Cultural Competency training for Atlanta Police Department Academy recruits.  

Most recently, on March 31, 2015, McDaniel was invited to brief the White House for Washington's Trans Women of Color Women’s History Month Briefing on employment and economic equity and how inequities affect Trans Women of Color.

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