Monica Roberts Biography – Monica Roberts Wiki
Monica Roberts (born Monica Katrice Roberts) was an American blogger, writer, and transgender rights advocate. She was best known as the founder of the blog TransGriot, which became a staple of the trans community since its creation in 2006.
She began her blog TransGriot in 2006 with the aim of covering trans issues. She told Out: “My blog is of vital importance, not just to me but to this entire community. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve run into some trans millennial who tells me that my blog inspired them to do this or inspired them to do that. At least five people have told me that reading my blog posts is what kept them from committing suicide. So every time I sit down and start writing a post, I keep that in mind — that what I’m writing may inspire someone who does not want to persevere.”
Roberts received several awards for her work as an activist and reporter, including the Susan J Hyde Award for Longevity in the Movement at Creating Change in 2019 and outstanding blog for TransGriot at the GLAAD Media Awards in 2018, according to Advocate. In 2020, she became one of the outlet’s Women of the Year.
Monica Roberts Age
Monica Roberts was born on May 4, 1962, in Houston, Texas, United States. She died on October 5, 2020, in Harris County, Texas, U.S. She was 58 years old.
Monica Roberts Death
Monica Roberts died on October 5, 2020, at the age of 58. She was killed in a suspected hit-and-run outside of Houston, according to USA Today. Her death was announced by her friend, trans rights advocate Dee Dee Watters, on October 8, 2020, in a Facebook post. The post read: “As I type this tears are filling my eyes my best friend my sister my role dog Monica Roberts was called home to glory on Monday I’ll provide details soon! Just please check on each other and please don’t ask me what happened!”
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner paid tribute to Roberts on Twitter. Turner wrote: “From my time in the #txlege till now as Mayor, Monica Roberts (@TransGriot) walked every hall of government with professionalism, grace, and toughness to ensure transgender individual and everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community were not forgotten nor overlooked.
“Each time I saw Monica at events, you could not miss her confident stature and she was not shy to call things as they were. She called a ball, a ball, and a strike, a strike. In May 2019, I was honored to introduce and present her with the Barbara Jordan Breaking Barriers Award.
“Tonight, our city pauses to remember the impact Monica has made upon our city. I will personally miss her and am grateful for the friendship we developed over the years. Monica was one of the original board members of the Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board.
“Our city continues to embrace everyone no matter where they come from, their background, and continues to be a place of hope and opportunity. I extend my condolences to those close to Monica and we will continue to march, fight, and speak up for equal rights of all.”
Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign, said in a statement: “Monica Roberts was an icon and a trailblazing voice for transgender rights, both in her home state of Texas and around the country. We are deeply saddened to learn of her passing, and offer our most heartfelt condolences to her friends, family, and loved ones. For decades, Monica has been a fierce leader – bringing light to the injustice transgender people face, especially Black transgender women. She leaves behind a strong, and vital legacy – one that every LGBTQ person and ally should work to honor and advance. Rest in power, Monica, and thank you.”
Monica Roberts Cause of Death
Monica Roberts’ cause of death was not revealed. An initial police report indicated she may have been hit by a car. However, friends and family say she died of natural causes, according to ABC13.