Harper Row, also known as Bluebird, came out as bisexual in December, and now in Detective Comics #948, a new trans woman supporting character, Dr. Victoria October was introduced and is joining the cast.
“For me, as a Black Trans Woman, to find her body not only as something worthy and magnificent (as it is), but to find someone to share that magick with, may very well be one of the only moments she has to enjoy a trying and very taxing life — one that’s always trying to kill her.”
I’m beyond honored and blessed to premiere the new live version of “I Am Her,” Diamond’s powerful anthem stripped down into an a capella performance.
The new documentary Growing Up Coy examines what it’s like to grow up as a young trans girl in a country that is constantly creating laws that target you.
“I refuse to place myself in danger because it makes some fools at the Texas capital uncomfortable that girls like me exist publicly. I will not be limited to a sexual fantasy or some kind of untouchable position in society because I am a transgender woman.”
Wounded Arrow was loved by many and will be sorely missed. Her murder is hitting the community hard. The Sioux Falls Two-Spirit group said “our hearts are broke as we will miss her very much. So again, prayers are needed. Pilamaye.”
Five days into the new year, as the GOP ramps up its trans-scapegoating rhetoric and legislation around the country, we once again begin counting the trans women’s lives taken by hate.
1. Make her a Woman of Color
In an apparent deal, the Charlotte city council voted to repeal an anti-discrimination ordinance in exchange for the Republican-led General Assembly’s promise to end HB2.
Grassroots activism wins the day!
Obviously, a lot of toys you’d buy for a cis woman are great, but also, let’s be real, trans women have some special needs and desires.
The Trans Relief Project is an organization working to help as many trans and gender nonconforming people as possible get updated U.S. identification – passports specifically – before the regulations surrounding those rules potentially change.
There Should Be Flowers is a healing map, a compass that shows us back to the world after having left it for too long – that allows us to live inside the pain and love ourselves anyway.
Miss Major has always been a badass, and in this three minute long animated video, she’s no different. With all the spirit in the world in her voice, she explains how we can each use our own personal acts to make political change.
I don’t know how to be hopeful right now, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop writing or working or fighting, and I know everyone at Autostraddle stands firmly with me.
Attention and action around the epidemic of deadly violence towards trans women of color is more important now than ever, as we’ll only see it heightened in the coming months.
Gavin Grimm won his court case about being able to use the correct facilities at his school, but now the school board is taking the case to the Supreme Court, where a lot hangs in the balance.
Texas tries to repackage its anti-trans bathroom bill, Trump hits a rough spot, Deborah Danner is lost to police violence, Seattle teachers rally for Black Lives Matter and more.
“Not even a week ago we were reporting on the murder of another Black trans woman, Jazz Alford, and now, here we are again. I’m extremely sorry to report that this time her name is Brandi Bledsoe, and she was 32 years old and she was from Cleveland, Ohio.”
“Art made by and for marginalized people is vital. It allows us to connect our experiences with others and empowers us by showing us that we are not alone. G.L.O.S.S. resonated with so many trans women because their songs reflected a lived experience which validated our own.”