Life Story: Miss Major Griffin-Gracy (1940s– )

The story of an activist who fought for the rights of transgender Americans.

Note to Teachers: Miss Major Griffin-Gracy is fully genderqueer and has no specific preference for pronouns or gender identity markers. In this life story we use the pronouns she/her.

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy

Quinn Dombrowski, Miss Major, June 29, 2014. By Quinn Dombrowski –, CC BY-SA 2.0,

This video was created by the New-York Historical Society Teen Leaders in collaboration with the Untold project.