Tatiana Williams is everywhere. Large galas? Check. Neighborhood community events? Check. Washington, D.C.? Check.
One of South Florida’s leading trans activists, Williams has a new role in Washington. She’s been named to the HRC’s Board of Directors.
“The Human Rights Campaign recognized the direct impact of my leadership and advocacy, both with Transinclusive Group, which I co-founded and continue to lead as the Executive Director, as well as within HRC and many other community service organizations,” said Williams.
Williams’ presence, perspective, and voice are important not just for the trans community, but for the LGBTQ community as a whole. She’s served on HRC’s Board of Governors since 2021, and was the Community Engagement Co-Chair for HRC’s South Florida Steering Committee.
At a time when the trans community is subject to vicious, disingenuous attacks, Williams looks to keep it real.
“I want to ensure my voice is not only present but heard, addressing critical topics such as equity, representation, safety, and resource allocation for the transgender community. With my role on the board, I hope to collaborate with other leaders to enact meaningful change and progress.”
Williams becomes the second Black trans woman to serve on this board.
“Black trans women have always been on the front lines of the movement for LGBTQ+ rights, and I'm proud to use my platform to continue advocating for my siblings and working to create a future that we can all look forward to.”
Despite the new obligations and responsibilities, Williams says Transinclusive Group remains a top priority, one that integrates well with her HRC work.
“The Human Rights Campaign has always been a powerful supporter of the work Transinclusive Group does and I look forward to further strengthening this relationship, working together to advance the cause of equality and justice for transgender and LGBTQ+ individuals.”