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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  1. Posted November 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    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.

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