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Far from over: Anti-LGBT laws and the next phase of queer activism

As of this afternoon, Indiana’s Republican governor Mike Pence has just signed a “religious freedom” bill that would empower private businesses to discriminate against LGBT people if their “conscience” should compel them. The targets of this legislation are clear in spite of the sometimes cloudy language used by politicians to describe it.

As of this afternoon, Indiana’s Republican governor Mike Pence has just signed a “religious freedom” bill that would empower private businesses to discriminate against LGBT people if their “conscience” should compel them. The targets of this ...

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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Refuge Restrooms is available on App Store and Google Play

Refuge Restrooms, a developing app we clued you in on last year that links transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming folks with safe places to use the restroom, has just become available for download!

Refuge Restrooms, a developing app we clued you in on last year that links transgender, intersex, and gender non-conforming folks with safe places to use the restroom, has just become available for download!

The Feministing Five: Rage M. Kidvai

This week we spoke to Rage M. Kidvai, the Paul Rapoport Foundation/Equal Justice Works Law Fellow, Immigrant Justice Project at the Sylvia Rivera Justice Project. With their bad-ass title, Rage does incredible work for transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex undocumented people as a part of such an incredible organization.

This week we spoke to Rage M. Kidvai, the Paul Rapoport Foundation/Equal Justice Works Law Fellow, Immigrant Justice Project at the Sylvia Rivera Justice Project. With their bad-ass title, Rage does incredible work for transgender, gender non-conforming, ...

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. 

Why The New Yorker’s piece on trans-exclusionary radical feminists was one-sided

Writing in the Columbia Journalism Review, our own Jos Truitt has an excellent rundown of the myriad problems with Michelle Goldberg’s recent New Yorker piece on the conflict between trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) and trans women. As Jos explains, while purporting to offer a balanced take on the history, the piece was irresponsibly one-sided.

Last week’s New Yorker article, “What Is a Woman: The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism” by Michelle Goldberg has been widely criticized since its publication. The article purports to offer a history of conflict between trans-exclusionary feminists and trans women. Yet it ignores the vast majority of that history, offering New Yorker readers a one-sided view of the conflict framed as ...

Writing in the Columbia Journalism Review, our own Jos Truitt has an excellent rundown of the myriad problems with Michelle Goldberg’s recent New Yorker piece on the conflict between trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) and ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Cecile Richards explains the global gag rule.

The stoop isn’t the jungle.

A helpful explainer of Title VII protections for trans people.

“We think it is rape culture or gun violence that ...

How the media contributes to the state of emergency faced by the trans community

A day after we cheered as Laverne Cox graced the cover of Time magazine last week, news broke that two trans women were viscously assaulted on the MARTA subway in Atlanta. One woman was stripped naked as onlookers failed to intervene to end their torment. They laughed, cheered, and captured video on their cell phones.

It was that cell phone video (which we will not be linking to) that eventually filled my Facebook feed over the weekend, detailing disappointing realities about trans misogyny in communities of color. Tyra Woods, one of the woman assaulted, said that the verbal harassment began while they waited for the train to arrive. “They were trying to find out if we are men or women… ...

A day after we cheered as Laverne Cox graced the cover of Time magazine last week, news broke that two trans women were viscously assaulted on the MARTA subway in Atlanta. One woman was stripped naked as ...

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