In a year of grief and turmoil, trans communities gave us a glimpse of a future we all deserve.
This #TransDayOfRemembrance, trans lives are more than a list of names. We are vessels of ancestral memory.
A middle-aged transmasculine butch person meets a trans-exclusionary radical feminist in the vast forest of Tumblr. What happens next is both predictable and unexpected.
Coverage of ‘detransitioners’ may claim it’s just asking questions, but it rarely asks the right ones.
“At the cultural level, in the US at least, when you say someone is bisexual, the image that automatically generates is of a cis bisexual person. The double erasure of bi+ trans people is something that really hurts and also makes a lot of sense.”
I will never again cultivate a romantic relationship with a cis person on purpose, not in this life. I have been hurt too badly, too often, by too many people. T4T only. Inscrutable genders from outer space to the front, those that can be best described as “smell of campfire” && “a great pink shape.” && those best described as “a single chandelier earring dragging across your chest while we fuck.”
“My wardrobe was previously built around my dysphoria with my chest, and I’d love an affordable way of starting my wardrobe off to celebrate my wonderfully trans, queer, and Latinx body.” Building a wardrobe can be a daunting, but fashion consultant Doreen Pierre was ready to help Dante Bravo express who they.
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.
Four scenes from my life as a trans femme.
On the eve of wealthy cis white men who made their money through slavery declaring independence for stolen land, this week’s Extra! Extra! takes a look at the state of democracy in the US and abroad. The news this week serves as a reminder of the ways that equality, freedom and the most basic of human rights remain out of reach for far too many people.
My chest continued to breathe new life, even when I was no longer alone. Physical affinity suddenly cropped up in corners I never anticipated.
We place joy at the center of our spaces, because spaces created for us are often only interested in our trauma and pain.
For the Gworls is a prime example of how Black trans organizers have found ways to keep one another safe, housed, and healthy despite violence at every turn.
I want the world to no longer assume ownership of our bodies, but we cannot do that without land. Decolonizing the land itself is not only crucial but necessary for a liberated future in which everyone’s body belongs to themselves.
This isn’t just exhausting. This is intergenerational trauma, oppression, and maybe even genocide. This violence is specifically targeted against black and brown women, gender non-conforming folks, and especially trans women of color.
A free world for sex workers would be a free world for people’s bodies, desires, and pleasures — that is to say, a world worth fighting for.
The COVID-19 quarantine, which now, perhaps, connotes to be known as a period of extended doldrums for gender transitioning adults across America, has produced its share of coping mechanisms.Autostraddle caught up with two financial advisers who serve transgender clients, Timothy LaPean and Hans Heath.
Over 15,000 people turned up for the Brooklyn Liberation Action for Black Trans Lives this past weekend and these are the best photographs I have ever seen.
In one of the most major trans civil rights legal cases of our time and a huge milestone for legal precedent when it comes to LGBT employees generally, the Supreme Court has ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits sex discrimination in the workplace, does apply to sexual orientation and trans status.
“Looking back on her time in the “gender critical” feminist movement,” writes PinkNews’ Vic Parsons, “[Amy] is unequivocal: it’s a cult.”
“I’m not interested in creating comfortable spaces. I’m interested in safer spaces where people can be challenged.” Sammie Ablaza Wills gathers wisdom from their elders and fellow trans, queer community to lead the grassroots org, API Equality Northern California.