31 Days 31 Trans Voices|Day 18: Indya Moore, COVID-19 Cash Offer Goes Viral

Indya Moore is an indomitable transgender and non-binary and uses they/them pronouns. They are an actor, writer, director, model, social activist, and founder of Beetlefruit Media, Inc., a production company focused on storytelling in various mediums. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York in 1995, Indya has appeared in Vogue and OUT, as well as in assignments for GQ, Gucci, and Christian Dior. They have also appeared in many international music videos and video installation projects. They’ve recently been thrust into mainstream attention for playing the role of Angel Evangelista, a transgender woman of color, in Ryan Murphy’s FX television series, POSE.

Indya Moore | Photo Dominik Bindl/Getty Images

Indya was already breaking barriers and broadening horizons before they joined POSE. In 2019 they were named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

Indya is known for calling out transphobia and known for lifting up transgender people of color. In light of the current COVID-19 virus pandemic, they took to Instagram to help out black trans and queer folk in need. Indya extended an offer to the first 50 people to direct message or post their Cash App handles. It didn’t take long for the responses to pour in. They even encouraged other folks who could, to donate to those who had provided their Cash App handles in the comments.

Indya Moore Instagram

In a later post Indya shared that they were able to pay out $3,000.00 to 51 black queer and trans folks who are facing financial crisis during this time. Indya also accepted donations from others wanting to help; and over $2,000.00 in donated funds were also distributed. If you wish to join Indya in supporting black queer and trans humans, she has also left instructions for how you can get involved.

The goodhearted vibe was contagious and fellow trans actor/activist Blossom C. Brown threw some love Indya’s way by paying it forward with an offer to take them to dinner.

You can follow Indya via their Instagram @indyamoore.

Terry Willits

Trans Speak's Editor-in-Chief is an international mixed media artist, writer, LGBTQ advocate, coffee snob, dog dad, and FTM transgender - but not necessarily in that order, who practices what he posts. A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; he now does the writing thing from St. Louis, Missouri. You should check out his work - it's recommended by 4 out of 5 people that recommend stuff.

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