The Passing of a Legend, Ms. Cheryl Courtney-Evans
We are tremendously saddened to share the passing of trans activist, Ms. Cheryl Courtney-Evans. Ms. Cheryl joined the TJFP team in 2013 as one of our very first community grant making panelists.
In 2014, TJFP interviewed her about the work of Trans Individuals Living Their Truth (TILTT).
The interviewer writes, “TILTT is dedicated to creating visibility. For the first time, they were able to represent and participate in Atlanta Pride by having their own booth at the festival. Ms. Cheryl used some of the TJFP funds to make TILTT their very first banner which they marched proudly with in the Trans March. For many members it was their first time being in a pride march. She proudly told me, “At the end of the two days, I felt like we really accomplished something and that it was critical that we were there.”
Ms. Cheryl’s vision and boldness is a gift to us all and it was absolutely critical that she was here. We survive because of her and TJFP will forever hold Ms. Cheryl in our hearts.