Tracee McDaniel

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Tracee McDaniel was appointed to the ACRB by the Office of the Mayor on October 3, 2016 for a three year term.

A transgender advocate, Tracee McDaniel is motivated by a strong desire to ensure that all TRANS and gender non-conforming people also receive equality, justice and human rights protections.

Tracee was born and raised in South Carolina and credits her strength and determination to her family’s unconditional love and suport. She became the first transgender person in 2007, who was invited to deliver a key-note speech at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration march. Tracee also lobbied the United States Congress in 2008 to support a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and increased HIV/AIDS funding.

Her personal motto “Show Up and Participate for Equality” attributed to her becoming the Founder and Executive Director of the 501(c)(3) tax exempt Juxtaposed Center for Transformation, Incorporated which is an advocacy, consulting and social services referral organization specifically designed to empower the largely diverse transgender and gender non-conforming community. Juxtaposed Center’s vision is to act as a collective body to provide basic, necessary and fundamental services to the transgender community.

Juxtaposed Center is also an anchoring organization of Trans Housing Atlanta Program, which provides transitional and emergency housing to homeless and marginalized transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Additionally, 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 against community members whom may identify as a gender that’s opposite their birth sex.

Tracee has served on the Atlanta Police Department’s L.G.B.T. Advisory Board and Mayor Reed’s Working Group on Prostitution (WGOP) and in 2014 she became a Vetted Trainer for the United States Department of Justice.

Tracee has also served on Board of Directors for several community initiatives and also facilitated Transgender Cultural Competency training for Atlanta Police Department Academy recruits in addition to facilitating Atlanta's observation of Stonewall weekends, including convening speakers' panels and marches.

Currently, Tracee is a Board of Director for Trans Housing Atlanta Program (THAP), programming board of director for The Center for Human Rights LGBT Institute, Atlanta Citizens Review Board Member and has completed an eight week training at the Atlanta Police Department Citizens Academy.

On March 31, 2015, Tracee McDaniel was invited to brief the White House Washington’s “Trans Women of Color Women History Month Briefing” on Employment and Economic Equity and how those inequities affect Trans Women of Color.

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