A new mural in the Mission District of San Francisco honors four transgender activists. One activist, Alexis Rivera, was an employee of Transgender Law Center. She died this year. She will be remembered for her warm spirit and courage.

 

 

 

 

Mia Tu Mutch: Youth activist and panelist in the Guardian’s “SF Feminism Today” discussion that took place this summer. Tu Mutch is chair of the Housing LGBTQ and TAY committee of the San Francisco Youth Commission, and is a program assistant at Lavender Youth Recreation Information Center (LYRIC).

Alexis Rivera: Actively fought HIV/AIDS — which affects one in three trans women in San Francisco. Was the staff community advocate for the Transgender Law Center, and helped found LA’s Female-to-Male Alliance. Rivera died this year.

Janetta Louise-Johnson: Works on recidivism in trans communities of color through her job at the Transgender Gender Varient Intersex Justice Project.

Tamara Ching: Award-winning “God Mother of Polk” well-known for her consultant work on transgender and commercial sex worker concerns.