Tag Archives: anti-trans violence

Against Visibility

TweetWhen Jared Leto won a Golden Globe and then an Oscar for playing a (caricature of a) transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, I witnessed so much cis mansplaining about how Leto’s performance and award show appearances were good for trans women, because we needed visibility. Lots of folks don’t know about trans people, they [...]
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The heartbreaking duality of transgender issues in the US

Tweet Looking back at the end of Pride month 2014, we’ve seen some incredible advances in transgender rights. With increasing anti-discrimination protections and expansion of basic healthcare rights to trans people, a lot of my own federal policy agenda for trans folks is getting met. At the same time, four trans women of color were [...]
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Video: Police violence targets the transgender community

Tweet Check out this great news report about how members of the trans community experience violence at the hands of the police (the video does show violence): Tweet
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Mexican transgender activist Agnes Torres Sulca found dead

Tweet Thousands gathered in Puebla on Monday. Pic via. *Trigger warning* Terrible news. Mexican trans rights activist Agnes Torres Sulca was found dead outside of her hometown of Puebla last week. Due to evidence of torture before she died, it seems quite clear that it was murder and likely a hate crime. LGBT advocacy organization [...]
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Transgender Day of Remembrance

TweetYesterday, November 20th, marked the 13th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to commemorate individuals in the transgender community who were killed due to anti-trans violence and hatred. Below is a short round-up of coverage from the day: Melissa at Shakes names those lost this past year, and highlights an important point by Julia [...]
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