“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.
In We’re Still Here, there are fifty-five different stories, all with different trans creators or creative teams. There’s no set genre for these comics, so there’s everything from slice-of-life to visual essays to sci-fi to nonfiction.
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.
Co-creator, Shadi Petosky is a trans woman and the cast is absolutely packed with queer and trans voice actors like Stephanie Beatriz, Jasika Nicole, Angelica Ross, Cameron Esposito, Rhea Butcher, Tyler Ford, Jazz Jennings, Laura Zak and Petosky herself.
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.
Istanbul’s Pride parade ended in a violent fury, never forget ‘Teeth’, Gabrielle Bellot, Lea Delaria, good ol’ gerrymandering, this one article I love, learning to skateboard, and so much more!
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.
We’ll never know the answers because the season ends here and Netflix FUCKING CANCELED THIS POIGNANT AND ARTFUL MASTERPIECE OF A SERIES. No, YOU’RE crying.
The 7th Circuit’s ruling in Ash Whitaker’s bathroom access case has the potential to create sweeping change for trans people in the United States.
Nearly all those murdered, including Faulkner, have been Black trans women.
KOKUMO blasts through the bullshit rhetoric and tokenism that too-often engulf queer and trans communities in order to expose the raw struggle to survive at their heart.
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.
“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.”