Transfaith has posted a wonderful blog article by Angelica Ross (aka Miss Ross) on her perspective and experiences with Buddhism.
I released all shame I carried with being black, being transgender, being poor, not completing a formal education, or simply the shame of being a sexual being. The practice of Nichiren Buddhism has empowered me like nothing else ever before. For me, Buddhism is this blessing in continual blossom within the hearts of those who recognize it.
Read the whole thing here.