Tag Archives: trans women of color

Happy Birthday, Marsha! Raising funds and visibility for trans women of color

Tweet If you had the chance to support a short film about two trans women of color whose bravery changed the course of history for LGBTQ people in the United States and globally, would you do it? Of course you would! Happy Birthday, Marsha! tells the story of legendary best friends, Marsha “Pay it No [...]
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Against Visibility

TweetWhen Jared Leto won a Golden Globe and then an Oscar for playing a (caricature of a) transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, I witnessed so much cis mansplaining about how Leto’s performance and award show appearances were good for trans women, because we needed visibility. Lots of folks don’t know about trans people, they [...]
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The heartbreaking duality of transgender issues in the US

Tweet Looking back at the end of Pride month 2014, we’ve seen some incredible advances in transgender rights. With increasing anti-discrimination protections and expansion of basic healthcare rights to trans people, a lot of my own federal policy agenda for trans folks is getting met. At the same time, four trans women of color were [...]
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No One is Disposable: #JusticeForJane and why dignity is a human right

TweetAs of this writing, seventy one days have passed since Jane Doe was unjustly incarcerated in the Connecticut State Prison by a government body charged with protecting her—a vulnerable, sixteen year old trans girl. To recap her situation: Jane Doe was a ward of Connecticut State’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) for much of [...]
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The Feministing Five: Janet Mock

Tweet Sorry we’re not sorry for gushing over our newest celebrity/brilliant/fierce/stunning crush — the one and only Janet Mock. In case you have been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, Janet Mock is the author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, an activist for the [...]
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