Happy Pride 🌈
One of our core missions at Shaeri is to make people feel beautiful and proud whatever their gender orientation, religion, color of skin and of course hair texture ! For this particular day, here are some figures that we particularly love and admire !
As the first transgender performer to win a Golden Globe, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez recently made history. In addition to winning the first Golden Globe for the series, which centers on New York City's queer- and trans-led 1980s dance scene, she received the prize for best actress for her work as housemother Blanca on FX's Pose.
Rodriguez has always been proud of her Afro-Latin heritage. She was born to an African-American mother and a father who is half-Puerto Rican and half-African-American. She believes that everyone should be looked at equally as a person
Feminist activist, militant and queer, dancer, choreographer, speaker, teacher, performer Both Habibitch's Instagram account and her biography are diverse. Habibitch, an acronym for "habibi" (Arabic for "my beloved") and "bitch" (you get it), is advertised as a "Swiss army knife." She deftly alternates between posting about anti-racism, police brutality, and the dance she does with Kiddy Smile or Yseult.
Her aim is ambitious: to dissect, learn, and mobilize. She is quite active on social media. However, this prominent member of the Parisian voguing and waacking scene, a dance that originated in the homosexual bars of Los Angeles in the 1970s, did not decide to use Instagram as his primary platform for advocacy and expression. The epidemic denies the person who planned the dance conference "Decolonizing the dancefloor" a stage and an audience.
Dr. Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju
Dr. Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju is a well-known LGBT social media influencer with over 195k Instagram followers. She also has a YouTube channel where she uses it to inform and educate viewers on a variety of subjects, including gender and sexuality. She has also worked together in the past to spread awareness of the LGBTQI+ community alongside individuals like Kusha Kapila and Srishti Dixit. She just made history by becoming Karnataka's first transgender surgeon
Bob the Drag Queen
Christopher Caldwell, best known by his stage name Bob the Drag Queen, is a reality television star, actor, comedian, drag queen, and musician from the United States. He is most known for winning RuPaul's Drag Race's eighth season. Bob was ranked ninth out of 100 past Drag Race competitors by a panel of judges from New York magazine in their assessment of "the most powerful drag queens in America" in June 2019. He was the first Black Drag Race queen to gain one million followers on Instagram as of the year 2020.
His acting career continued after Drag Race, as he had appearances on the television programs High Maintenance (2016), Tales of the City (2019), and A Black Lady Sketch Show (2019). Alongside fellow Drag Race competitors Eureka O'Hara and Shangela, he started co-hosting We're Here on HBO in 2020. Critics have praised the television series.
Undoubtedly one of the most touching personalities there is: her gentleness and her sensitivity are rare! In 2006, Taia became the first publicly gay Arab writer, and as of 2014, he is still the only openly gay Moroccan writer or filmmaker, according to Interview Magazine, which called him a "literary transgressor and cultural paragon." Salvation Army, his debut film, is credited with creating "the first homosexual protagonist" in Arab cinema. Taa "has become an iconic figure in his hometown of Morocco and throughout the Arab world since coming out, and a light of hope in a nation where homosexuality is banned," one source claims.