2020 wasn’t quite a victory for many people. But the intersex community has much to celebrate.
In a year of incredible trials, the trans community has continued to build the connection and interdependence necessary to thrive and usher in a better world.
In a year of grief and turmoil, trans communities gave us a glimpse of a future we all deserve.
“People were always so impressed that you didn’t leave me, but your gift wasn’t staying — it was seeing. Most people don’t get to transition under the pansexual gaze of someone who loves them the way you loved me.”
This #TransDayOfRemembrance, trans lives are more than a list of names. We are vessels of ancestral memory.
Stop what you’re doing right now and watch Alice Júnior on Netflix.
I idolized Shane, and the only trans man in the series, Max. I wanted to mirror their everyday existence. I wanted to emulate their cool. I wanted the attraction they seemed to be dripped in. I wanted the clothes they wore, I wanted my jeans to have a hole in the crotch like theirs did.
We’re always coming out. As an: anime fanatic, manga-collecting Pokémon plushie hoarder; as a giddy, youthful ray of sunshine and not just the dense, American Dream-deprived immigrant, prompted over-thinker — I realize I am more than any of these individual rooms at all times.
Joanne Rowling and I might have more in common than she thinks.
Housing initiatives in the South showcase the continued resilience and resourcefulness of trans communities, despite discriminatory proposed rules by the government.
“I have a question!” she exclaims. Stepmom knows where this is going so she tries to head her off, but the child will not be dissuaded. “My question is,” — here it comes — “… are you transgender?” No one knows what to say, me included.
Love without a blueprint leaves room for unknown possibilities. I spoke to seven trans people about how the pandemic has changed their relationships and how trans love has changed their lives.