• Day 23 – Tracy Norman, First Black Transgender Model

    Today’s black history post has to do with a different kind of “passing”. Welcome to Day 23! Born a male in the 50’s, transitioned into a woman during the 70’s, and became a successful model until being outed during a photo shoot in 1980, bringing her career to a halt.¬†¬†Tracy Gayle Norman was born a male December 15, 1952 and is recognized as the first black transgender model. Soon after graduating from high school in the late 60s, Tracy began taking hormone shots and losing weight. The changes in her body created a svelte figure and with her large eyes and sharp cheekbones, friends and family told her she could…