Posts Tagged Trans Activism

Stakes is high: Playing catch up on trans issues

Over at The Daily Banter, Oliver Willis would like everyone to calm down and be kinder to people who may not be up on trans issues. He writes:

In the last few months or so I’ve noticed that the issue of transgendered people* and how to discuss them and reference them has become more prevalent. This reached a peak with the revelation that Bradley Manning was now Chelsea Manning and there was a whole Media Discussion About How To Discuss This New Issue.

What has struck me a little wrong is the tone from many activists and such on the left towards the more mainstream culture on this.

I don’t think the majority of people understand transgender issues in the way ...

Over at The Daily Banter, Oliver Willis would like everyone to calm down and be kinder to people who may not be up on trans issues. He writes:

In the last few months or so I’ve ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

In the [Susan] Sontag archives.

Dylan Farrow speaks out: “There were experts willing to attack my credibility. There were doctors willing to gaslight an abused child.”

Our formidable Samhita Mukhopadhyay on Her: “Is it so far-fetched to believe that this ability to be who you want to be, together with the very real connections we make online, could make for a successful romantic future?”

“Surprise”: White men represented the largest proportion of solo interviews this year on Sunday morning talk shows.

Girls Court brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls, especially those forced into prostitution.

White supremacy isn’t a meeting of individuals in white hoods somewhere in the deep ...

In the [Susan] Sontag archives.

Dylan Farrow speaks out: “There were experts willing to attack my credibility. There were doctors willing to gaslight an abused child.”

Our formidable Samhita Mukhopadhyay on Her: “Is it ...

Video: Conversations on prison abolition with Reina Gossett and Dean Spade

Have you been thinking about prison abolition, but have some questions about its practical applications beyond the seemingly-far-away dream of a prison-free world? Do you have questions about what it means to work towards prison abolition in your daily life? Have you been wondering about the intersections of prison abolition and trans liberation? Then this amazing video series at the Barnard Center for Research and Women featuring conversations between Reina Gossett and Dean Spade is for you.

Have you been thinking about prison abolition, but have some questions about its practical applications beyond the seemingly-far-away dream of a prison-free world? Do you have ...

Video: Conversations on prison abolition with Reina Gossett and Dean Spade

Have you been thinking about prison abolition, but have some questions about its practical applications beyond the seemingly-far-away dream of a prison-free world? Do you have questions about what it means to work towards prison abolition in your daily life? Have you been wondering about the intersections of prison abolition and trans liberation? Then this amazing video series at the Barnard Center for Research and Women featuring conversations between Reina Gossett and Dean Spade is for you.

Have you been thinking about prison abolition, but have some questions about its practical applications beyond the seemingly-far-away dream of a prison-free world? Do you have questions about what it 

Today: Celebrate Trans Day of Action and join the fight for LGBTQ liberation

This has been a big week for the LGBTQ community. The Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8 were hallmark decisions that we’ll look to for years to come as pivotal moments in the movement for equal rights. And yet, as many of us that work for justice beyond equality know, there is so much more to be done.

Today, the Audre Lorde Project (ALP) and their partners celebrate their Annual Trans Day of Action, to be held today from 2-5pm at the Christopher Street Pier in NYC, and it couldn’t be more important:

“As we celebrate the 44th anniversary of the Stone Wall Riots, we want to lift up and honor the legacy of Trans ...

This has been a big week for the LGBTQ community. The Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and California’s Proposition 8 were hallmark decisions that we’ll look to for years to come as pivotal moments in the ...

On trans issues within feminism and strengthening the movement’s gender analysis

I’ve taken some time away from blogging while I’ve been in grad school, and it’s given me an opportunity for some perspective on the feminist blogosphere. I started working at Feministing in 2009 with a goal of centering trans issues within feminism. I think the oppression trans folks face, particularly the extreme marginalization and violence aimed at trans women in this misogynist culture, is exactly what feminism can exist to change. I understand feminism as a response to gendered oppression in a patriarchal context, where femininity is devalued. I see the worst of our gender hierarchy landing on the shoulders of folks who fail to meet the strict rules of the compulsory gender binary in a way that’s perceived as feminine. This ...

I’ve taken some time away from blogging while I’ve been in grad school, and it’s given me an opportunity for some perspective on the feminist blogosphere. I started working at Feministing in 2009 with a goal of ...

Quick Hit: 100 Amazing trans* Americans you should know

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Tobias Rodriguez. Tobias originally hails from Texas and now lives in New York where he works in social media at a reproductive health organization.

Last week, on the International Trans Day of Visibility, We Happy Trans and This is HOW honored 100 trans* Americans. The launch event was also cosponsored by Chicago House and GLAAD.

According to Buzzfeed, “the Trans 100 represents an effort — which will hopefully be reflected across the LGBT community — to break down implicit (and explicit) transphobia in media coverage by highlighting the diversity of trans Americans.”

Some well known trans activists were included, such as Kate Bornstein, Harper Jean Tobin, and Dr. Kortney Ryan ...

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Tobias Rodriguez. Tobias originally hails from Texas and now lives in New York where he works in social media at a reproductive health organization.

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Trans allyship within GLAAD

Ed. note: I’m off this week. The wonderful Tobias Rodriguez is filling in for me. Tobias originally hails from Texas and now lives in New York where he works in social media at a reproductive health organization.

At the GLAAD media awards last week, and again this weekend on the Melissa Harris-Perry show, GLAAD announced that they are dropping their original acronym, the “Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation,” and becoming GLAAD, an LGBT media advocacy organization. In doing so, they hope to convey that the organization is evolving to become more trans* inclusive. Recently, GLAAD has been working with trans kids like Coy Mathis and Jazz (both of whom attended the GLAAD media awards) to demonstrate that it prioritizes trans issues in its advocacy ...

Ed. note: I’m off this week. The wonderful Tobias Rodriguez is filling in for me. Tobias originally hails from Texas and now lives in New York where he works in social media at a reproductive health organization.

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