Dee Dee Watters oral history interview and transcript
AuthorWatters, Dee Dee
This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University. This collection includes video recordings and transcripts of interviews with Houstonians who have made contributions to the LGBT community.
Dee Dee Watters is a native Houstonian. As an African-American trans woman, Watters is an activist for inclusion and equality. In 2000, she founded the Transgender Women of Color United for Change (TWCUC) - the first Houston organization that provided safe spaces specifically for trans women of color. She has been active in Think Peace International, Fresh Start Community Haven, Legacy, MSociety, HATCH, AIDS Foundation Houston and the Montrose Counseling Center.