|Name:||Ashlee Marie Preston|
|Birth Day:||June 7, 1984|
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She began sharing public conference photos and words of wisdom on her Instagram page which has grown to over 100,000 followers.
Preston rose to public prominence after confronting Caitlyn Jenner during an event at the Trans Chorus of L.A. in 2017. A video of the event, which included Preston calling Jenner a "fucking fraud" over her support of US president Donald Trump, went viral online. Preston later resigned from the Trans Chorus citing concerns over the groups mission "on paper" versus their "active mission". In a subsequent interview with TMZ, she expressed concern about the alignment of those such as Jenner along with Harvey Levin, who she saw as supporting a political agenda which was antagonistic of the LGBTQ community. As she told The Huffington Post, "I’m not saying you can’t be an LGBTQ+ identified Republican; I’m saying that you don’t get to access safe spaces that are designated for those of us your political efforts have harmed."
In 2017 Preston was appointed as the first transgender editor of the feminist publication Wear Your Voice. She is also highly involved in the local trans community in Los Angeles, and has served with the Transgender Service Provider Network of Los Angeles, as chair of communications and media sponsorship with group L.A. Pride, and as a community outreach member with the Human Rights Campaign. She is the host of the podcast REVRY Studio's SHOOK with Ashlee Marie Preston, which covers topics related to discrimination, and she has contributed her writing to outlets such as Teen Vogue and Vice. Preston appeared on The Root's list of 100 most influential African-Americans in 2017.
Preston announced in 2018 she would run for election in California's 54th State Assembly district, a seat vacated by the retirement of Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, making her the first openly trans statewide candidate in the history of California. She later withdrew from the race, but did not provide immediate specifics behind her decision to drop out. In an interview with The Daily Beast, she stated she "had insufficient time to mount the type of campaign needed for an insurgent, unconventional candidacy such as hers." For the 2020 election, she has endorsed Elizabeth Warren to become the Democratic nominee for President of the United States.
In October 2019 whilst feuding with supporters of 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders over his absence from two LGBTQ forums, past tweets made by Preston resurfaced, described as racist and homophobic in content. Preston deleted several of the tweets and issued an apology, blaming her drug addiction at the time of the tweets.
Ashlee honored her grandfather Leo Charles Willis on social media for Veterans Day 2018.
Currently, Ashlee Marie Preston is 38 years, 3 months and 25 days old. Ashlee Marie Preston will celebrate 39th birthday on a Wednesday 7th of June 2023. Below we countdown to Ashlee Marie Preston upcoming birthday.
Ashlee Marie Preston shares powerful milestone as she beats terrifyingly short life expectancy for Black trans women
When Ashlee Marie Preston turned 36, it meant that she had beaten the odds and exceeded the average life expectancy of a Black trans woman in the US.
Transgender Women Of Colour Have An Average Life Expectancy Of Just 35 Years
For a lot of people around the world, life is still getting started at 35. But for transgender women of colour, it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for their life to have come to an end. We’re only just halfway through 2019, and already six black transgender women have been killed in the United …
<p>Ashlee Marie Preston Honors Murdered Trans Women On Her Birthday With Bold New Campaign</p>
The average life expectancy of Black trans women is 35, Preston wants to bring awareness to the violence these women face and show that they can thrive beyond 35.