Tag Archives: Transgender Issues

Stakes is high: Playing catch up on trans issues

TweetOver at The Daily Banter, Oliver Willis would like everyone to calm down and be kinder to people who may not be up on trans issues. He writes: In the last few months or so I’ve noticed that the issue of transgendered people* and how to discuss them and reference them has become more prevalent. This [...]
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Need a safe place to pee? There’s an app for that

Tweet Worrying about finding a safe place to use the bathroom should never be an issue in anyone’s life. But for far too many trans and gender non-conforming folks, bathrooms can be potential sites of fear, gender policing, and even violence. The right to bathroom access is important and taken for granted by most people [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Redefining Realness

TweetJanet Mock’s new book Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More comes out today. Here’s the short version of my review: go buy it and read it now. Janet Mock’s writing is compelling, familiar, and even conversational, which makes the complex work she is doing in this book seem easy. [...]
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Video: Laverne Cox on the revolutionary act of loving trans women

Tweet The 2014 National Conference for LGBT Equality: Creating Change took place in Houston this past weekend. Thursday night, Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox rocked the house with an opening keynote. It’s beautiful to hear the crowd shouting and cheering as Cox talks about loving trans women as a revolutionary act, about [...]
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“Nobody knows my life but me”: An elegy for Dr. V

TweetMy first thought on reading Caleb Hannan’s Grantland feature— about the trans woman inventor, Dr. V, that he all but hounded to suicide—was that I knew her. “Nobody knows my life but me,” she said sternly to the man who had been investigating her, and that is true. Even so, I think a lot of [...]
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