my hetero peers, and where my partner is so stigmatized and has such a hard time getting the medical services he needs,” she admits. “That has a huge impact on our quality of life. But part of why I'm here is to help change that however I can.”
Kimberley McLeod is a D.C.-based media strategist and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocate. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, she is the founder and editor-in-chief of ELIXHER, an award-winning online destination for Black LGBT women. Follow her on Twitter @KimKMcLeod.