anti transgender violence
Outing the true culprits hiding in the stall: transmisogyny and gender-based violence.
Trying to tackle "trans issues," as though that were somehow a simple topic, with a token character in a one-off episode generally ends up being problematic at best and outright harmful at worst, and this episode was no exception.
In states across the country, transgender young people have had to listen to their government speak about them as "twisted" and try to cast them out of public space. Despite all the vitriol, the trans community continues to show up and lead the fight to stop these bills. But we're not alone in this fight.
The sad truth is, this personal moment is not exclusive to November 20th. I, like many others, live perpetually is a state of fear of the reaction from those who do not support my identity.
Kristin's goal with this book is to enlighten and educate society about what is happening in our prison system and that each individual regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, deserves to be treated humanely and fairly in prison.
We cannot and will not stand by any longer as our sisters and siblings are murdered in the streets, ignored by the nation and misgendered by the media.
Is this to be the brave new gay world? A world in which the public face of the queer community -- the gay, the white, the cisgender and the wealthy -- take their place among society's elite, leaving the transgender, the non-white, the poor and the homeless to fend for themselves?
I hope Caitlyn appreciates that she stands on the shoulders of people who paved the way for her. How much does she know or care about our daily struggles? Can she imagine what it's like to struggle for a job or a safe place to sleep?
Remembering Deshawnda means remembering all of her -- not just parts and pieces. Her life was a testament to authenticity. We all have a responsibility to safeguard her dignity after death, even if it wasn't always respected during life.
While marriage equality may be all but won, and Time declared a transgender tipping point, 2015 is off to a record breaking start. Not the good kind. Through the first seven weeks of 2015 at least six transgender women have been murdered.
Let us keep Aniya in our hearts and spread our love with our actions. With that we will invoke justice. In the words of the great Cornel West, "Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public."
Elle Hearns was hoping to share in the collective pain other black people were feeling during a Trayvon Martin rally in Columbus
My heart belongs to the ladies on 14th Street who stood with me night after night, trying to survive and just be their authentic selves. I cry today for those ladies who are no longer here with us in 2014, but my heart remembers them.
Today we memorialize and celebrate the lives of those transgender and gender-nonconforming persons who were murdered this past year simply because of their gender identities. We also honor the lives of trans people who ended their own lives because they just could not bear to go on in the face of the emotional and/or physical violence brought about by transphobia.
As we honor our friends and family we have lost to anti-transgender violence on Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), how can we ensure that transgender women of color are leading the LGBTQ anti-violence movement?
Being transgender isn't what is killing us. It is the culture we live in. It is a culture that teaches people that we aren't real men or women, one that reduces us to jokes intended to inspire visceral reactions of disgust. It is a culture that teaches people that such portrayals are not just acceptable but entirely justified. It is embedded in our culture that we have no value.