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A Community of the Heart: Intersectional feminist speech from San Antonio TDOR

What follows is an amazing speech given by Graciela Sanchez on realizing liberation through building a “community of the heart.” Sanchez, a self-identified lesbian Latina queer spoke on the intersections of oppression and of social justice.

The last page of the Houston and San Antonio TDOR booklet

The last page of the Houston and San Antonio TDOR booklet

This speech was taped by the TransAdvocate at the San Antonio, Texas Trans Day of Remembrance on November 21, 2013 held in the Metropolitan Community Church of San Antonio. The event was hosted by the San Antonio Gender Association.
 


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Cristan Williams
Cristan Williams
Cristan Williams is a trans historian and pioneer in addressing the practical needs of the transgender community. She started the first trans homeless shelter in the South and co-founded the first federally funded trans-only homeless program, pioneered affordable healthcare for trans people in the Houston area, won the right for trans people to change their gender on Texas ID prior to surgery, started numerous trans social service programs and founded the Transgender Center as well as the Transgender Archives. Cristan is the editor at the social justice sites TransAdvocate.com and TheTERFs.com, is a long-term member and previous chair of the City of Houston HIV Prevention Planning Group.