For decades, trans women of color have spearheaded the LGBTQ+ rights movement. One of those women is Miss Major, a fearless activist with a very particular point of view, who has long been an outspoken voice in the battle for trans rights. Major was one of the women featured on the cover of Out’s inaugural Women and Nonbinary Femmes issue earlier this year, and in this week’s episode of The Outcast, deputy editor Fran Tirado chats with exeutive editor Raquel Willis, who interviewed Major as part of the issue’s cover story.
Fran and Raquel chatted about Major’s impact on the modern queer liberation movement, and we get to hear from the legend herself on why she puts black trans women first — and why the rest of us should as well. Two legends in conversation... about two legends in conversation.
Later in the episode, Fran bittersweetly announces his departure — he’ll be moving on to Netflix as their new leader of brand and editorial strategy for LGBTQ+ content — and passes the torch to staff writer Rose Dommu, who will be taking over as host. In fan favorite segment WIG, Fran and Rose dissect the week’s gayest news: does IMDb’s questionable new policy on deadnaming actually protect trans folks, or is it just an empty concession? Will there ever be a queer Bachelor, and do we even want one? Is Timothée Chalamet’s hair the real star of Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Little Women adaptation? You’ll have to listen to find out.