June 6, 2020

Pride Series - Kam Brooks

Pride Series - Kam Brooks

On day 6 of the Pride Series we have Kam Brooks. Kam Brooks is a 21 year old non-binary trans-masculine person, their pronouns are they/them/theirs. They are currently a college junior by credit pursuing their degree in Integrative General Studies. They identify as pansexual and are on the bipolar spectrum. They exist in margins but still do what they can to be involved in the LGBTQ+ community in Orlando. They have been a youth advocate for roughly two years, particularly for college students, but have recently taken a step back from this role to focus on personal projects and self care. They hope that in this time they can continue to better my skillset and soon continue to work within Orlando.

Introduction

In many areas of the United States and countries all around there are no protections for trans people. This is something that advocates across the world are working to fix. We need to stand together to repeal bad and outdated laws and institute laws that are inclusive to the trans community. Remembering where you come from and where you are going is important not just in this process, but in your journey overall. For those who continue to fight for my community thank you and for those who cheer us on thank you too. We are a community and a loving family. We must work together to bring inclusivity to everyone.

 

Meet Kam Brooks (they/them)

 

Kam Brooks is a 21-year-old non-binary trans-masculine person, their pronouns are they/them/theirs. They are currently a college junior by credit pursuing their degree in Integrative General Studies. They identify as pansexual and are on the bipolar spectrum. They exist in margins but still do what they can to be involved in the LGBTQ+ community in Orlando. They have been a youth advocate for roughly two years, particularly for college students, but have recently taken a step back from this role to focus on personal projects and self-care. They hope that in this time they can continue to better my skillset and soon continue to work within Orlando.

 

Podcast Episode

In this episode, we talk about:

            -Trans protection in Florida

            -Remembering where you come from

            -Generational Queer and Black trauma

            -The importance of visibility

 

Quotables

 

“Pride means remembering where you come from and to embracing every part of your identity not just being queer.” – Kam Brooks

 

“I carry the generational trauma for people of color especially queer people of color.” – Kam Brooks

 

“A lot of people don’t see people like me.” – Kam Brooks

 

“Pride is still important to have because we have people like myself and people on the gender spectrum that are not fully accepted.” – Kam Brooks

 

Resources

 

Zebra Coalition

https://www.zebrayouth.org

 

Bliss Healthcare

https://blisscares.org

 

26 Health

https://www.26health.org

 

 

Find Kam

 

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/flower_boi32/

https://www.instagram.com/strongplant_/

 

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