“Presenting as male every day hurts. When the ship is in port, it’s not as bad; I grow to hate coming in to work, but once the day ends I can go home and be myself. When we’re underway, it’s worse. I’m stuck being ‘him’ all day, every day. Sometimes for days, sometimes for weeks… once, for months.”
This week: girls, girls, girls! Including Teddy Geiger looking like a snack, Nancy Drew’s gay best friend, some thoughts on motherhood, and lesbian Jesus delivering an iOS memo.
Blackness and transness interconnect in this radical history of not just black and trans people, but also where beliefs about black and trans people come from.
“You make me proud to be Mexican, proud to be fat, proud to be queer and proud to be trans. You make me proud to be myself. I love you and thank you.”
“If we are going to mourn our lost trans siblings, family and community members publicly, we need to do right by our community and contextualize their deaths with accuracy and intention.”
Today Trump signed an official directive that prohibits transgender people from joining the military, and additionally gives Defense Secretary Mattis a great deal of latitude in terms of deciding the fate of transgender people already enlisted.
There’s a cat at the end of this post, more on fingerquotes feminist white men, Arabelle Sicardi, the first out lesbian NFL coach, did I mention the cat is on a tampon box, Hillary Clinton’s upcoming book, Wildfang gets ripped off, and so much more!
These are stories of trans people who have served or are serving in the US military; their experiences range from the positive to the deeply traumatic and everywhere in between.
Donald Trump decided to switch up his morning Twitter time today, putting the breaks on his relentless 140-character lies that he and his campaign didn’t work with Russia to steal the White House, and moving ahead with a “plan” to ban all transgender people from serving in the U.S. military.
Defeating this bill is a matter of life and death to the transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex people of color who depend on Medicaid to survive.
It was an honor to stand in solidarity and support with all of the beautiful humans at the Trans March in San Francisco. Here’s what it looked like.
Nine out of the ten trans people reported murdered this year have been Black; the tenth was a Native American woman.
Reed, who grew up in Carol City and graduated from American Senior High School, was just 28 years old. She is the sixth trans woman of color under the age of thirty murdered this year, and the eighth Black trans woman murdered this year.
Across the country, Black TGNC people are performing serious emotional labor as organizers, healers, artists, sexual liberationists, and advocates. It’s time to give back.
Once the bill receives final chamber approval, SB6 will move forward to the House, which is dominated by Republicans but whose members are not as eager to take it up.
Today, the Supreme Court announced it would be vacating the lower court’s ruling, meaning it decided not to hear Gavin Grimm’s case after all and to instead send it back to the lower court. The immediate effects of this decision are that almost everyone is left with questions.
Here’s the latest updates in the struggle against HB2, an analysis of what a Trump administration means for Trans rights, and advice on what the rest of the country needs to learn from the fight in North Carolina.
While any and all support for the trans community is necessary and welcome, the ACLU is missing the mark with this hashtag. The big swing and miss for me is the fact that SB6 is an anti-trans bill that specifically aims to single out trans feminine individuals, regardless of sexual orientation.
From the Attorney General’s decision to stop appealing an anti-trans court ruling to the upcoming Supreme Court hearing of trans teen Gavin Grimm, issues of trans people’s safety and basic rights are already in question under Trump, and it will take a lot of work on all of our parts to oppose the administration’s agenda.
With just a few days into the new year, lawmakers in Alabama, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Washington have introduced new bathroom bills they’re calling “privacy acts” and ensuring we have a long year of battles ahead of us.