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How the Connecticut Department of Children & Families is failing a trans girl of color

Editor’s note: This is a guest contribution from Chase Strangio. Chase is a Staff Attorney with the LGBT & AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund.

Jessica* is a 16 year-old transgender girl. She has been in and out of the foster care and juvenile justice systems since early childhood, surviving unthinkable trauma and demonstrating resilience and strength. As a ward of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), DCF is her legal parent and guardian, responsible for her care and well-being. Jessica was also in the custody of the juvenile justice side of DCF following a delinquency adjudication; she has never been convicted of a crime or faced ...

Editor’s note: This is a guest contribution from Chase Strangio. Chase is a Staff Attorney with the LGBT & AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund. ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Gorgeous new video from Tribe Called Red featuring modern depictions of indigenous women.

In memory of Karyn Washington, founder for “For Brown Girls,” who committed suicide this week.

Trans girl teen held in Connecticut adult men’s prison without charges.

DOJ releases guidance on VAWA protections for trans survivors of sexual violence.

 

Gorgeous new video from Tribe Called Red featuring modern depictions of indigenous women.

In memory of Karyn Washington, founder for “For Brown Girls,” who committed suicide this week.

Trans girl teen held in ...

Hang out with Janet Mock!

The Piers Morgan-crushing, New York Times bestselling Janet Mock wants to hang out with you! Today at 3pm ET, Mock will host a Google Hangout reading and conversation on her new book, Redefining Realness, “a love story about revealing your true self, the first memoir from a young trans woman.” You can join up here.

If you can’t make the hangout, you have some options other than crying yourself to sleep tonight. The recording will be available afterward, but you can also check out Mock’s six-part video series on the book (watch the first after the jump). And get excited for our Feministing Five with the writer, coming tomorrow!

The Piers Morgan-crushing, New York Times bestselling Janet Mock wants to hang out with you! Today at 3pm ET, Mock will host a Google Hangout reading and conversation on her new book, 

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“The games have always been a little gay.”

First queer arrests in Sochi.

Trans and sex workers rights activist Monica Jones targeted by police, arrested for protesting.

Janet Mock is on the cover of MetroWeekly.

Check out Feministing staff’s activism in Policy Mic’s list of 23 feminist digital campaigns.

“Bill Cosby has done great things for the country… but he’s also an old wanker and an assaulter.”

Alexandra Brodsky reads the internet.

“The games have always been a little gay.”

First queer arrests in Sochi.

Trans and sex workers rights activist Monica Jones targeted by police, arrested for protesting.

Janet Mock is on the

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Compiled by Juliana and Alexandra

Argentina has some of the most trans friendly legislation in the world. But how does that play out in real life?

Letters from a YSI jail.

Descendants of runaway slaves in Brazil are still fighting for the right to live peacefully on their land.

Suey Park on Citizen Radio!

How is our government still debating whether abusers should be allowed to have guns?

How the “do what you love” mantra hurts workers (particularly women).

The International Trans Women of Color Network Gathering will be in Detroit this June.

“She might have had a case if if she had been unconscious during the rape.”

Five ways to create a ...

Compiled by Juliana and Alexandra

Argentina has some of the most trans friendly legislation in the world. But how does that play out in real life?

Letters from a YSI jail.

Descendants of runaway slaves in ...

The Feministing Five: E.J. Graff

For three decades, E.J. Graff has been writing about topics that are near and dear to our hearts here at Femininsting. Covering subjects like the social history of marriage to the harassment of teenage girls at the workplace, Graff’s writing is clear, approachable, and impressively informative.

Lining up with the second month anniversary of DOMA’s repeal, Graff recently published her newest piece with Newsweek“What’s Next for the Gay Rights Movement,” where she encourages her audience to envision the next arena for social justice–expanding our national understanding of gender beyond the binary. Especially in light of the outrageous transphobic coverage of Chelsea Manning’s announcement, articulate and informative articles ...

For three decades, E.J. Graff has been writing about topics that are near and dear to our hearts here at Femininsting. Covering subjects like the social history of marriage to ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Check out Dean Spade’s trans* politics manifesto.

Since when does VICE produce good reporting on sexual violence?

Minors with disabilities held in solidarity confinement in San Francisco juvenile hall.

Little Libertarians on the prairie.

More research on encouraging girls to pursue STEM.

The Pentagon’s new plan to combat military sexual assault doesn’t do enough.

Your computer is sexist.

Decades too late, Henrietta Lacks’ family is asked for consent.

“Why teach kids not to rape when you could teach them not to get caught?”

Newsflash, Hollywood: suicide isn’t quirky-cute-fun.

Unpaid interns are particularly vulnerable to sexual harassment.

Texts from the yellow wallpaper.

Drag in the military sparks

Check out Dean Spade’s trans* politics manifesto.

Since when does VICE produce good reporting on sexual violence?

Minors with disabilities held in solidarity confinement in San Francisco juvenile hall.

Little Libertarians on ...

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