What We Missed: International Transgender Day of Remembrance Edition

trans activists meet at the White House

Trans activists meet at the White House today to discuss the state of transgender rights.

The National Black Justice Coalition launched its #BlackTransProud campaign.

Find out what Day of Remembrance events are happening near you–in the US. and worldwide.

A message to cis allies from s.e. smith: “What we’re asking for is your solidarity and your willingness to work with us for a better world.”

Dr. Ziegler explains why centering race in trans advocacy is crucial.

HuffPo marks the day with a celebration of “50 Transgender Icons.”

And in other news…

Clinton heads to Gaza.

On the heels of a U.N. report naming Pakistan as one of the worst countries for children’s education, the country’s National Assembly passed a bill for free and compulsory education for all kids between five and 16 years old.

Kevin Clash, the puppeteer behind Elmo, has resigned from Sesame Street after a second allegation of sexual relations with a minor.

Christine Quinn, a New York City mayoral candidate, promises to keep “serial sexual harasser” and New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez from City Council.

Emily Nussbaum writes about queer television writer/director/producer Ryan Murphy and the politics of camp for The New Yorker.

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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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  • scottishtanningsecrets

    Say it ain’t so, Elmo, say it ain’t so! Such a shame when you find out these sorts of things about your childhood heroes. Also, loved the piece on Ryan Murphy, summed up my mix of admiration for and frustration with him very nicely.