“For me, it’s an honor and it’s a privilege,” said Sharron Cooks. (Getty/PopSugar) Friday, July 29, 2016 “I’m the only African American trans woman delegate,” said Sharron Cooks. “For me, it’s an honor and it’s a privilege.” Cooks was attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where she told PopSugar that she attended in support of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the LGBTQ community and women. “I think her unique perspective will bring a different understanding to the presidency that has been male-dominated since 1789,” Cooks told PopSugar. The LGBTQ community had a heightened visibility at the DNC. Of all the
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By:Suzi Nash http://www.epgn.com/arts-culture/portraits/8376-overcoming-obstacles-through-community-service “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. This week’s Portrait certainly exemplifies those words of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Among her many community ventures, SharRon Cooks is the co-chair of Team Bayard, heading up the MLK Day of Service programs at William Way LGBT Community Center and around the city. PGN: Where are you originally from? SC: I was born in Camden and grew up in Pennsauken, N.J. We moved