No LGBTQ History Month should pass without recognition of the unique, pivotal role in improving LGBTQ lives played by Reed Erickson.
Like many other social change movements, the history of the LGB and Trans movements is one of financial struggle to function and survive. More so than most other movements because of both their social disapproval and legal jeopardy aspects. For example, financial donations are sometimes anonymous, and, when requirements […]
Reed Erickson (1917-1992) First Transgender Philanthropy (by my terms lol) He launched the first trans rights organization to aid transgender with access to healthcare. Funded nearly all research relevant to the transgender community today. pic.twitter.com/iqMIuuyiiM
— yoshi (@intersexyoshi) October 8, 2019
One of my favorite parts of *extraordinary* Queer California exhibit at @oaklandmuseumca, was learning about the trans philanthropist Eric Ego Trip aka Reed Erickson.
HE HAD A PET LEOPARD. pic.twitter.com/2DnRUCk9XJ
— Avery Trufelman (@trufelman) May 13, 2019
Erickson was a private person and never gave a recorded interview—at least not one we could find—so for season 4, episode 6, Eric spoke with experts @morganmpage and A.J. Lewis to bring Erickson’s story to life. Listen at the link above.
— Making Gay History (@MakingGayHistry) May 10, 2019