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Reflections on where trans women stand in this moment of contradictions

There’s still something to be said for the poignancy of brief symbolic gestures. In celebration of the 14th annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, a transgender pride flag was raised in front of the city hall of America’s fifth largest city; the same city where a young black trans woman—London Chanel—was stabbed to death less than a month ago.

There’s still something to be said for the poignancy of brief symbolic gestures. In celebration of the 14th annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, a transgender pride flag was raised in front of the city hall of ...

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Spread the love around on #GiveOUTDay

Give OUT Day is all about spreading the donations around among orgs doing vital work for queer and trans folks, and there are a number of amazing groups participating who we want to big up.

Give OUT Day is all about spreading the donations around among orgs doing vital work for queer and trans folks, and there are a number of amazing groups participating who we want to big up.

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#GiveOUTDay is this Thursday and Feministing needs your help!

 

Give OUT Day — a national day for supporting LGBTQ causes — is this Thursday, 5/21. We’re excited to announce that — now that Feministing is able to accept tax-deductible donations — we are participating in this major fundraising event for the first time.

 

Give OUT Day — a national day for supporting LGBTQ causes — is this Thursday, 5/21. We’re excited to announce that — now that Feministing is able to accept tax-deductible donations — we are participating in this ...

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Getting it right: Cosmo’s interview with Chelsea Manning

It’s been interesting to watch the leading women’s magazines slowly adopt a feminist editorial line, producing copy that once might have only been found in the pages of Ms. Magazine — and that’s a profound compliment to publications like Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, who seem to be recognizing that the old saw about young women’s lack of political/feminist engagement was always a myth.

It’s been interesting to watch the leading women’s magazines slowly adopt a feminist editorial line, producing copy that once might have only been found in the pages of Ms. Magazine — and that’s a profound compliment to ...

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

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 Mind” Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, and the bold everyday decisions they made that helped spark the 1969 Stonewall riots. Filmmakers Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel believe that how we tell the stories of our heroes matters, and they are drawing upon their community to fundraise for the production costs.

Reina and Sasha are wonderful, and I am so excited to have been able to ...

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 ...

#TransHealthcareNow: Why now is the time for the most vital form of trans inclusion

Conferences tend to be rather staid affairs that are rigidly structured by lovelessly adumbrated agendas. Pre-planned panels and speeches dominate those agendas. Thus, when someone goes off-script somehow, the results are bound to be fascinating.

Last Thursday the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) in New York City provided a happy off-ramp from the script of HX Refactored, a healthcare conference taking place in Manhattan, when they participated in a direct action on stage to advocate for trans-inclusive Medicaid coverage in New York. A banner was proudly unfurled, speeches were made, and everything flew off script—to the applause of many in the audience, no less, a hopeful sign if ever there was one. The state’s new health commissioner, Howard Zucker, bore ...

Conferences tend to be rather staid affairs that are rigidly structured by lovelessly adumbrated agendas. Pre-planned panels and speeches dominate those agendas. Thus, when someone goes off-script somehow, the results are bound to be fascinating.

Last Thursday the ...

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Shattering the sexual skyhook: A review of Numenera’s Love and Sex in the Ninth World

For a genre made up of nothing but imagination, many roleplaying games (RPGs) have shown a startling lack of it when it comes to reimagining social relations. Instead of giving players something wild and new to sink their teeth into, the escapism has always had a rather reductive and puerile bend to it at its worst when it comes to gender, sex, and even race. The construction of all the foregoing in most roleplaying games takes the shape of what I call a “skyhook society,” a world with social relations that are not well supported by what the history, lore, magic, or culture of the setting would make possible. If the world is clearly patriarchal, as many are, ...

For a genre made up of nothing but imagination, many roleplaying games (RPGs) have shown a startling lack of it when it comes to reimagining social relations. Instead of giving players something wild and new to ...

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