Tag Archives: Trans Activism

It’s about time for some trans issues wins

TweetI got kind of emotional reading Miriam’s story yesterday about ob-gyns being told to prepare to treat transgender patients. This is a huge win in the area of health care access, a major issue for trans folks. It’s a win on an issue that’s particularly close to my heart, the intersection of reproductive and sexual [...]
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A trans woman found dead in DC: What is causing this increase in violence?

TweetIt has been a violent summer in DC after a series of hate crimes against trans women. This past Saturday a trans woman was found dead and while it is unclear still who she is or if she was murdered–police have said it looks like she suffered trauma to her face. This is scary and [...]
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Behind the backlash: what’s so scary about deconstructing the gender binary?

Tweet A lot of people were upset about my post on why I won’t be talking about abortion as a “women’s issue”‘ anymore, which was based on the discussion of a panel I attended on Transfeminism featuring our very own Jos Truitt. The basic idea was that to truly be a trans ally and achieve [...]
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Why I won’t be talking about abortion as a “women’s issue” anymore

TweetThis is simple. As many of you know, this weekend I attended the CLPP conference up at Hampshire College, where I attended, among other amazing panels, a panel on Transfeminism featuring our very own Jos Truitt. And Jos and her co-panelists spoke really compellingly about how to be a trans ally, and how to make [...]
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DC cops scared about bad press around trans rights

TweetThe DC Trans Coalition, a fantastic local organization, filed a Freedom of Information Act request last year to look at police correspondence about the treatment of transgender folks by the DC police force. What they found suggests public pressure is having an impact on how trans folks are treated when in police custody. There’s a [...]
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