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Phoenix Gayle, a Black trans woman, wearing a Superman t-shirt. She has chin-length dyed red hair and an upper arm tattoo.

Phoenix Gayle

National Organizing Associate
Pronouns: She/Her

Phoenix Tracy Gayle is a Black Transwomen who grew up in the Hudson Valley. As a teen, she experienced gun violence for the first time she joined where she began to organize rallies and marches with other students and organizations. Phoenix struggled to come to terms and find her truth, allowing herself to embody her unapologetic Black Trans Women. Allowing herself to be in her truth empowered her to speak up, find and use her voice to address issues that impact Black Trans Women. However, her world was rocked once again by gun violence. This time losing her younger brother to a violent incident pushed her back into the work of standing against gun violence and organizing platforms of her own.

She is now an organizer at the Newburgh LGBTQ+ center. Help centering the voice of black and brown queer folk and organizing to the decriminalize of sex work in New York. She says “Creating safe space, healing justice, organizing, and facilitating were my mission before I had language for them. They are my passions and I’m proud of the change I’ve made with them. My mission is to use them so that generations after me will have a free world.”