The new executive director of Garden State Equality, Andy Bowen, and I chat about the influence of queer radicalism on LGBT progressive organizations and movements.
“…We were publicly excluding trans* people who needed to get an abortion but were not women. We refuse to deny the existence and humanity of trans* people any longer.”
“We cannot wait for trickle down policies to create change for our community. We have to create visibility and accountability so that we have the opportunity to tell our stories and survive another day.”
“I mean, who didn’t watch Orange is the New Black Season 2 and think the whole time that it absolutely needed more Laverne Cox?”
Boxing Promoter and Manager Kellie Maloney has come out as a transgender woman, making her one of the highest profile trans people in the world of sports.
Following a recent string of violence against trans women of color in the D.C. area, a 15 year-old trans girl was stabbed in the back this Wednesday while she was riding a Metro train with some of her teenage friends.
Michelle Goldberg’s coverage of radical feminists’ attack on trans woman is disturbingly one-sided.
Supermodel Andreja Pejic comes out as a trans woman! Yay!
“When @JacquelynGill challenged the idea that sexually dehumanizing trans women is okay by saying the image was just another “male gazey image,” Austin responded, ‘Interesting to consider how those gazey males will feel when they find out.'”
“The growing “body of evidence” emerging from biological and medical research, according to some commentators, speaks loudly and clearly: transgender people exist, science says. Of course, we already knew that… Any responsible approach to folding science into advocacy efforts should not only understand what scientific research says, but how and why it came to say what it does.”
A reader asks what to do next now that coming out as trans has gone poorly with their family.
How do you top being on the cover of “Time?” Well, if you’re Laverne Cox, you star in a music video, announce a new acting role, land another magazine cover and get an Emmy nomination.
Wile a new California law is making getting correct IDs easier for trans people, trans women in West Virginia are being harassed for trying to do just that.
“LANGUAGE MATTERS. In the same way a racial slur brings back a SLEW of painful memories for me and a reminder of the entire history of those words and what they have meant to people and how they have been used to hurt people. I was wrong and it’s important to accept when you’re wrong.”
President Obama is extending a 2009 memorandum he issued that gave protections and benefits to gay, lesbian and bisexual federal employees to transgender and gender non-conforming employees.
“This is a regulation that the New York State Department of Health has the power to change. It’s discriminatory and has direct consequences for our community members.”
“But just when you think you know where it’s going, the story turns. What emerges is a series feels less like a ‘transgender comedy’ and more like a distinctive TV show that just has a bunch of trans casting. And while aspects of transition are covered, they occupy a more background role. For instance, Sam and Sü discussing living plans over black market electrolysis, or a shot of mail-order hormones.”
An adorable proposal, Laverne Cox talking media, and a trans Republican who just won her primary. It’s all in here!
“A part of me thought about making this article just be a list of Laverne Cox quotes from this interview because she says that many brilliant things. Where Cox was able to turn the conversation around and get in some great talking points last time, this time she was given free reign to talk about important issues for a full half hour.”
The Chicago Sun-Times recently republished a hateful and ignorant article claiming that Laverne Cox is a man due the “biological reality” of sex. Unfortunately, this essentialist, simplistic and just plain incorrect understanding of sex is often used against trans people.