February 4, 2017

Campus Free Speech and Sophistry

By M. A. Melby As an educator, it is my duty to give all students an opportunity to learn and to succeed. In service to this […]
November 2, 2015

Fact check: study shows transition makes trans people suicidal

A 2011 Swedish study proves that trans people are more suicidal due to transition, are likely rapists and that trans women exhibit male socialization. Or does it? Perhaps […]
July 20, 2015

The Look, Interrupted: How Cinema Looks At Trans Women’s Bodies

In the 2013 film Adult World, when cisgender protagonist Amy is cleaning the bathroom, she peers through a glory hole in the stall to see Rubia, […]
July 6, 2015

Psychiatric abuse of transgender people: a case from Russia

The reality of trans pathologization in Russia By Yana Kirey-Sitnikova Trigger warning: The article contains descriptions of violence and involuntary medical treatment. Psychiatric treatment of transgender people […]
April 7, 2015

Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The TransAdvocate interviews Catharine A. MacKinnon

Catharine A. MacKinnon is a lawyer, teacher, writer, theorist, and activist. She is the Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan and […]
May 1, 2014

Gender Performance: The TransAdvocate interviews Judith Butler

Judith Butler is a preeminent gender theorist and has played an extraordinarily influential role in shaping modern feminism. She’s written extensively on gender and her concept […]
March 24, 2017

Religious extremist attacks cis woman for using unisex bathroom

A cisgender man connected with a Florida Christian convention accosted a cisgender woman with a Bible as she exited an “All Genders” restroom at the Rosen […]
March 5, 2017

The TransAdvocate takes action at the Texas Capitol

On March 13, 2017, the TransAdvocate will meet with numerous members of the Texas Legislature –both Democratic and Republican– concerning anti-LGBTQIA bills recently filed during this […]
March 1, 2017

Part IX, The Circular Logic of Disco Sexology – The Rise and Fall of #DiscoSexology: Dr. Zucker, CAMH, & Conversion Therapy

By Cristan Williams    Upon completion of this series, this work will be released, in its entirety, as both an audio and ebook. Installment Preface Welcome to […]
February 21, 2017

Part VIII, Interview the Author of The Last Time I Wore A Dress – The Rise and Fall of #DiscoSexology: Dr. Zucker, CAMH, & Conversion Therapy

By Cristan Williams    Upon completion of this series, this work will be released, in its entirety, as both an audio and ebook. Installment Preface Welcome to […]
February 15, 2017

Part VII, Interview With Affirmative Therapy Pioneer – The Rise and Fall of #DiscoSexology: Dr. Zucker, CAMH, & Conversion Therapy

By Cristan Williams    Upon completion of this series, this work will be released, in its entirety, as both an audio and ebook. Installment Preface Welcome to […]
February 9, 2017

Part VI, Interview With Gender Infinity Co-Founder – The Rise and Fall of #DiscoSexology: Dr. Zucker, CAMH, & Conversion Therapy

By Cristan Williams    Upon completion of this series, this work will be released, in its entirety, as both an audio and ebook. Installment Preface Welcome to […]
February 2, 2017

Part V, Interview With Zucker’s Patient – The Rise and Fall of #DiscoSexology: Dr. Zucker, CAMH, & Conversion Therapy

By Cristan Williams    Upon completion of this series, this work will be released, in its entirety, as both an audio and ebook. Installment Preface Welcome to […]
January 31, 2017

Part IV, Interview With The CAMH Medical Director – The Rise and Fall of #DiscoSexology: Dr. Zucker, CAMH, & Conversion Therapy

By Cristan Williams    Upon completion of this series, this work will be released, in its entirety, as both an audio and ebook. Installment Preface Welcome to […]
January 27, 2017

Part III, The Report Controversy – The Rise and Fall of #DiscoSexology: Dr. Zucker, CAMH, & Conversion Therapy

By Cristan Williams    Upon completion of this series, this work will be released, in its entirety, as both an audio and ebook. Installment Preface Welcome to […]
January 22, 2017

Part II, The History – The Rise and Fall of #DiscoSexology: Dr. Zucker, CAMH, & Conversion Therapy

By Cristan Williams    Upon completion of this series, this work will be released, in its entirety, as both an audio and ebook. Installment Preface Welcome to […]
January 18, 2017

Part I – The Rise and Fall of #DiscoSexology: Dr. Zucker, CAMH, & Conversion Therapy

By Cristan Williams    Foreword With the recent enthusiastic promotion of disco-era ideas about trans people and gender identity in general, the TransAdvocate felt that it would be […]
January 9, 2017

Owning Endosex Privilege and Supporting the Intersex Community: WPATH, Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM), and Sex Variant Bodies

By Margo Schulter The presentation of a poster session advocating Intersex Genital Mutilation (IGM) at the recent Amsterdam meeting of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) […]
January 5, 2017

Fear & Loathing Between My Legs, Pt. 2

Obamacare Vagina: Medicaid Coverage of SRS, Part Two By Rani Baker @destroyed4com4t At the buttcrack of dawn one morning in late August 2016, I arranged a ride […]
November 1, 2016

The Gill Foundation & NCTE choose money over trans lives

By Kelley Winters The National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling responded[]to sharp criticism[] of the recent strategy by NCTE and other nonprofits funded by the Gill […]
October 17, 2016

Fear And Loathing Between My Legs: Navigating Medicaid Coverage of SRS

Obamacare Vagina: Navigating Medicaid Coverage of SRS, Part One By Rani Baker @destroyed4com4t I sat there, gently sqooshing a round silicone breast implant like a stress […]
October 14, 2016

Johns Hopkins Resumes Trans Care

Johns Hopkins was an early pioneer in American trans care until anti-LGBT activist Paul McHugh began working at the hospital. In 1979, McHugh was able to end trans care […]
August 18, 2016

The Politics of Transphobia

Bathroom Bills & The Dialectic of Oppression From the KKK to anti-feminism: examining the Southern roots of the anti-trans “bathroom bill” movement. By Cristan Williams @cristanwilliams hile Republican […]
July 29, 2016

Is Sadism Popular With TERFs? A Chat With An Ex-Gendercrit

BY Rani Baker @destroyed4com4t Let’s get this out of the way: deep down, I believe everyone is earnestly trying to do things that are right and protect […]
July 28, 2016

The New York Magazine lies to parents about trans children

Jesse Singal, Senior Editor at nymag.com, has enlisted his New York Magazine blog to promote the widely publicized presumption that painful distress with birth-assigned sex and gender […]