“Just wait, as soon as the cameras start rolling, she’s gonna go all right-wing on her ass.”
Shraya’s lyrics tease apart the ways in which trans girls’ emotional lives are drawings rendered in chiaroscuro, the play of light and shadow: The power and relief of discovering one’s identity in private intertwined with the pain of objectification and sexual violence.
I followed trans adult film-maker Chelsea Poe on a DIY world tour.
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.
My favorite Carly Rae Jepsen song is “Your Type” — maybe because it’s so easy to read a trans girl subtext into the lyrics.
“Over the last year and a half, I went from my trans identity being something I was in touch with and worked through in one way or another, to suddenly this shift where it’s on the front burner. Now it’s time to become a whole person.”
For a lot of trans women, going to the pool or the beach can be one of the most stressful things about post-coming-out life. You’re more exposed than usual, swim suits aren’t normally designed for girls with bodies like ours, and there are usually lots of people there. But don’t worry!
She was 28 years old.
Barely even a woman yet, at 17 years old, Ava Le’Ray Barrin is the 14th trans woman of color in the United States whose life was ended too early.
A recent spike in violence against trans women in Malaysia has left activists and the trans community fearful, but also determined in their calls for the Malaysian Government and society to be held accountable.
Berrios was one of the original and most beloved performers at Ithaca’s House of Merlot, a drag performance troupe that founded the Ithaca College Drag show for the Trevor Project in 2012 and has been raising funds for LGBTQ youth ever since.
McFadden was a 27-year-old restaurant server and aspiring singer in San Antonio, TX.
Nearly all those murdered, including Faulkner, have been Black trans women.
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.
“Trans Day of Visibility gives me hope. When I see trans people proudly being themselves in public I have hope. When I see allies retweeting links on how to support trans women I have hope. When I see brilliant selfies of trans people I have hope. When I see trans people celebrating a day that’s about us, I have hope.”
Police don’t have a lot of information, other than that there was an argument and then two men sped away in a car. They are offering a reward for more information.
Yesterday was a national day of action to protect, support, and amplify our black trans family and their voices. As you know, this intersection is at the highest risk for violence and hate from both our communities and the state.
Holland, who is the 7th trans person reported murdered this year, was just 18 years old. A teenager. A child.
According to a friend, Gibson was visiting her friends and family in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. That friend added, “She was just a really good person. Everyone loved her. This is unnecessary.”