Tag Archives: Trans Activism

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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Words that are transphobic and why

TweetCheck out this fantastic poster designed by Clinton Andor for UC Davis’ LGBT Resource Center. Click the image for a larger version. I love this poster. It’s clear, straightforward, informative, and a good design. I want one! Hey Clinton/UC Davis LGBT Resource Center — poster fundraiser maybe? h/t to Cy for the link. Tweet
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