I hope in a couple generations, kids look at us like we are insane when we tell them about the current state of health care in this country. For trans people, especially trans women of color, the picture is particularly dire.
“After DOMA, one would think this would be the best time for activists to shine a light on other issues, such as hate crimes against LGBT people. But that hasn’t proven to be the case, at least in New York.”
“The piece was never about Dr. V, a golf putter, the science, the controversy, transgender experience, or even her death. This story was about Caleb Hannan, his desire to unwind a mystery that perplexed him, and the things he discovered along the way.”
“I think the biggest thing for me is the plug-in to this amazing trans* and queer community that’s out there that’s been doing this work that’s, I think, at a point where it’s really ready to take the lead from people who live in many multiplicities.”
A #herocrush isn’t romantic or sexual, it’s about people you admire. People you’d love to work with to dismantle systems of oppression. This year most of my #herocrushes happened to be trans women.
I’ve been afraid to do so many things. This year, thanks to Autostraddle, I looked those fears in the eye, took action and started living my life the way I want to live it.
Brush up on this year’s biggest news so you can impress that cute girl at your New Year’s Eve party.
Romi Klinger’s getting divorced, Dot-Marie got married, trans* voices are getting published, and we’re celebrating the holidays in a special space where it’s just you, Ari Fitz, and the rest of the Internet.
A celebration of all we’ve accomplished in 2013.
Penguin love in the age of Mary Lambert, all coming to you live from the Lego-sized set of The Golden Girls.
Feminist, gamers, and Bound 2 parody fans had a lot to rejoice about this week.
On the latest episode of Two and a Half Men, Jon Cryer’s character starts dating a trans woman. Despite what you may have heard, their interactions are pretty much as disrespectful and tasteless as you would have expected from a show like this.
“We demand that Wesleyan University stop segregating bathrooms along gender lines and provide all-gender bathrooms in all buildings in the University.”
“There are a thousand ways to die from being trans. But they’re only included if they can be made as sensationalist as possible. Never mind that all these things kill you just the same.”
Today we honor all of the transgender people who have died due to anti-trans* violence. This year we want to honor their memories by celebrating the achievements and victories of trans* people in the past year.
Now put a smile on, betch.
Everything’s coming up Retta, Ines Rau takes my breath away, and I’m getting gay married in paradise. (Someday.)
Ever wanted to see someone who’s been in the state penitentiary system call bullshit on the politicians messing with said system? Yeah. That happened.
Counting women in engineering, raising the next Steve Jobs in Mexico, and coming together to say: “f*ck the man.”
The weed fairy’s coming, Colorado’s in the doghouse, and there’s a straight chick making a living as a male model. Or something like that. I was too busy licking the lesbianism off of my Samoas, actually.