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Beyond shade and powder, these make-up lessons prove to be so much more for trans clients

From her studio in Cuyahoga Falls, Coco Miletti and her assistant of 2 years, Jake Hallett, ply a trade synonymous with transformation: cosmetics. In their perch above Front Street, Miletti and Hallett offer a wide range of services, from hair and make-up styling for boudoir photography and weddings to ground-up makeup lessons and instructions for people who are transitioning.

“She was just ready to turn her life around” – Advocates and trans community remember the life of Tierramarie Lewis

Tierramarie Lewis had the drive to be one of the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland’s success stories. She came to Cleveland for a fresh start last year, but on June 12, police responding to a gunshot report found Lewis face down on the ground. Lewis’ death is weighing on the hearts and minds of those who tried to help her avoid the fate of far too many Black transgender women in Ohio and across the county.

New Report: 32% of Youth in Cuyahoga County Foster Care are LGBTQ+; Disproportionately Having Adverse Experiences

“It’s been a bumpy road,” said the 17-year-old who is currently in the permanent custody of the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (CCDCFS). “A really bumpy road.” Over the past five years, Anastasia has moved between foster homes to group-living arrangements to a brief time at a residential care facility. She remembers being terrified at age 12 when she was first told that she was going “into the system.”


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