Bad, Bad News from HHS

You know when a document is signed by a few of your favorite organizations (NCTE, the Task Force) you have to pay attention. Here are the highlights: President Trump this week quietly appointed anti-LGBT extremist Roger Severino as Director of… Continue Reading

Tomorrow Night!

Time to #BoycottTexas: SB6 Approved

I watched some of the five hour hearing. Toward the end, a Republican woman named Lois Kolkhorst came on and made something she thought was a feminist argument for passing this law. And if I never hear another woman argue… Continue Reading

Tegan’s Family

A family in Illinois is fighting for their son’s right to use the men’s room. “I just want to let other people know, I know there’s a lot of other people that’s going through the same thing I am, that,… Continue Reading

Male Privilege & Trans Women

I’ve said in the past that I’ve made all the mistakes and asked all the dumb questions as a feminist who is trans-allied, and I have. I’ve put a lot of it in print. The reality is that many of… Continue Reading

#IBelieveinTransWomen

Look, my fellow big brained cis feminists who don’t understand trans people but who feel the need to question and evaluate trans feminism and the entire concept of gender because you’ve just learned this is something you should know about:… Continue Reading

Trans Advocates Share Message of Hope for Trans Youth

Gender Diversity Talk (by me)

It starts about 10 minutes in.

Dandara dos Santos, Or, Why I Don’t Quit

A former student expressed some fatigue and frustration on FB today while they were once again explaining how binary gender is a social construction. I said: try doing it for another 25 years. It’s two decades nearly doing trans work… Continue Reading

Parents of Trans Kids

(I’m looking for the artist’s name. Haven’t found it yet. If anyone out there tracks this person down, please let me know.) update 2PM: Here are the original designs, all being used to raise funds in the UK for trans… Continue Reading

WI State Detransitioning Trans Employees

Imagine, married folks, how it would feel if you got a cheery email from your university or from the state you live in telling you that due to some clerical reorganization, you and your spouse, and all married people in… Continue Reading

Crossdressers on NPR

It’s so rare to see a good story about crossdresser culture these days, but Veronica Vera, as ever, leads the way in this story from NPR. I love that there’s a wife interviewed as well: In fact, Pat came to… Continue Reading

Amicus Brief

A remarkable document, signed by 101 trans individuals – some celebrities (Jen Richards, Laverne Cox, Zachary Drucker, the Wachowski sisters), activists (Beck Bailey, Diego Sanchez, Jamison Green), professors (Ben Barres, Jenny Boylan, Paisley Currah), and lawyers (Zoe Dolan, Mik Kincaid,… Continue Reading

Sit to Stand Up: TX’s SB6

This is pretty cool.

Trans Guidance Ruling: Actual Facts

While doing a short talk on 21st Century gender today, I felt I had to say something about the news that the WH will not be supporting trans students’ bathroom use. Here’s a few things we know: the attempted suicide… Continue Reading

LGBTQ Books for Kids

The always awesome Bear Bergman started Flamingo Rampant a while back, which is a micro press that publishes beautiful LGBTQ books for kids. Here’s a bunch of them. Right now they’re raining money to publish the next set of books… Continue Reading

Unerased: New Resource on Trans Murders

Mic has introduced a new resource for tracking the murders of trans people. It includes murders in the US since 2010, only, but it does a little more digging into the statistics and how transness is “negotiated” not just by… Continue Reading

US Trans Survey Now Out

Today, the most recent US survey of trans people is out. Tune in at 1PM EST for a live launch event. Register to watch it. Here are some of intitial findings, about bathrooms: 59% have avoided bathrooms in the last… Continue Reading

Guest Author: Gwen Smith, TDOR’s Founder

From Gwen Smith, who founded Transgender Day of Remembrance back in 1999: I Remember. The 20th of November is a day set aside to honor those who we have lost due to anti-trans violence and hatred. This year, we honor… Continue Reading

Trans Day of Remembrance 2016

This is an extraordinary year for trans Americans in particular: we are at a moment in time where too many hard-won battles may be reversed in the coming years by our newly-elected federal government. While we can’t say we’ve had… Continue Reading