Oral History of Brother Merrick Moses

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Brother Merrick Moses talks about growing up in New York City and the confluence of factors that caused him to go to college at Morgan State University in Baltimore, where he has now established his life and career. He reflects on his personal journeys with Buddhism and Catholicism, and on the intersections of Blackness, religion and spirituality, and LGBTQIA+ identities. He describes the ups and downs of the advocacy work he has done, particularly related to marriage equality and anti-hate and discrimination legislation. He talks about the history of anti-trans violence and other quality-of-life issues faced by trans people in Baltimore, and he describes the related legal and activist work he has done in his role as a victim advocate for the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office.