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Parents place “retraction” to birth announcement to show support for trans son

In a sweet and hilarious show of support for their son’s transition, parents in Queensland, Australia made a correction to the birth announcement they placed in the newspaper 19 years ago. 

In a sweet and hilarious show of support for their son’s transition, parents in Queensland, Australia made a correction to the birth announcement they placed in the newspaper 19 years ago. 

transgender day of remembrance

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, how do we shorten the list of the dead?

Today is the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance when we memorialize those who were killed by anti-trans violence in the past year. Here is this year’s list of those we’ve lost and here is where you can find an event happening in your area. 

Today is the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance when we memorialize those who were killed by anti-trans violence in the past year. Here is this year’s list of those we’ve lost and here is where you can find an ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

According to a new investigative report by Fusion, some 75 transgender immigrants are locked up in immigration detention on any given day. Trans women are usually housed with men and face conditions that “are often humiliating, dangerous, and even deadly.” Trans detainees account for 20 percent of confirmed cases of sexual abuse in detention facilities.

According to a new investigative report by Fusion, some 75 transgender immigrants are locked up in immigration detention on any given day. Trans women are usually housed with men and face conditions that “are often ...

Want to know what transgender rights look like in the US? There’s a map for that.

Vocativ and the National Center for Transgender Equality have put together this handy — somewhat horrifying — map series about the state of transgender rights in the US, state by state. 

Vocativ and the National Center for Transgender Equality have put together this handy — somewhat horrifying — map series about the state of transgender rights in the US, state by state. 

New Jersey school bans trans girl from school unless she dresses as a boy

A New Jersey middle school is refusing to allow 13-year-old Rachel Pepe to return to her school unless she dresses and identifies as a boy.

As reported by the Asbury Park Press, Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New Jersey informed Rachel’s mom, Angela Peters, that she must come back to school prepared to dress like and act like a boy as well as use the name on her birth certificate. No accommodations would be made for her gender identity; Peters suggested letting Rachel use the bathroom in the nurse’s office, but the school rejected that idea.

Peters believes sending Rachel to a new private school that is accepting would be the ideal solution, but Middletown School District is also not willing to ...

A New Jersey middle school is refusing to allow 13-year-old Rachel Pepe to return to her school unless she dresses and identifies as a boy.

As reported by the Asbury Park Press, Thorne Middle School in Middletown, New ...

Jos Truitt

“We deserve better than the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.”

Writing in The Guardian, our own Jos Truit says it’s time to make a unified push for comprehensive, inclusive anti-discrimination “legislation that actually has teeth.”

Forty years ago last week, Bella Abzug introduced the Equality Act in Congress, which would have amended the Civil Rights Act to include protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, public accommodations and employment. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, which covers employment discrimination, was introduced 20 years later, in 1994.

It’s now 2014, and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people still have no national law that prevents employers, landlords, hoteliers or even restaurant owners from discriminating against us because of our sexual orientations or gender identities. It’s long past time to change that, ...

Writing in The Guardian, our own Jos Truit says it’s time to make a unified push for comprehensive, inclusive anti-discrimination “legislation that actually has teeth.”

Forty years ago last week, Bella Abzug introduced the Equality Act in ...

The Academic Feminist: Sonny Nordmarken on building stronger movements through intent

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! Bringing us into the end-of-semester home stretch is Sonny Nordmarken, graduate student in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Sonny’s explanation of microagressions and his work examining the intersections between feminist and transgender studies, as well as his personal story of coming to feminism through the comradery of sports, point to the ways that paying attention to everyday interactions can help bring us closer as activists, academics, and allies.

1. You were a women’s and gender studies minor as an undergraduate. Is this how you became interested in feminism? If not, what was the draw to feminism?

My first substantial memory of coming to feminism was in the community we created in my ...

Welcome back, Academic Feminists! Bringing us into the end-of-semester home stretch is Sonny Nordmarken, graduate student in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Sonny’s explanation of microagressions and his work examining the intersections ...

Piers Morgan and the psychology of the privileged

I’m no psychologist, but I’m able to identify harmful rhetoric that is used to silence and dominate marginalized communities. That is what we saw in Piers Morgan’s response to criticism that the production of his interview with trans activist and advocate Janet Mock yesterday was transphobic.

Janet Mock, whose new book was reviewed by Jos yesterday, was interviewed by Piers Morgan on his show​ Piers Morgan Live. After the interview, ​​​Janet took to Twitter to air her frustrations that the show’s tag lines ​mis-gendered her and the segment sensationalized her story by focusing on her romantic relationships.

​But what I find more upsetting than the misrepresentation of Janet Mock and her story is the way in which Piers has ...

I’m no psychologist, but I’m able to identify harmful rhetoric that is used to silence and dominate marginalized communities. That is what we saw in Piers Morgan’s response to criticism that the production of his interview with ...

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