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Gwen Smith

Gwen Smith has 14 articles published.

Gwen Smith has been a transgender advocate for more than two decades. She is the writer of the Transmissions column for the Bay Area reporter, now in its 15th year. She is also the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance an early transgender Internet pioneer, and the managing editor for genderfork.com.

Gender Nation: Is a serial killer targeting black trans women?

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Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. Is a serial killer targeting black trans women? The transgender community in Florida is on edge following a string of murders, leading many to assume this could be the…

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Gender Nation: A pair of painful losses

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Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. Obama-era trans prison policies rolled back A federal lawsuit in Texas is at the heart of an attempt by the Justice Department to roll back protections for transgender inmates…

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Gender Nation: State health case could have national ramifications

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Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. State health case could have national ramifications The state of Wisconsin may have violated the rights of two state residents by denying medical treatment related to them being transgender,…

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Gender Nation: Military Ban is stayed, once again

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Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. Military Ban is stayed, once again In yet another rebuke of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, a federal judge has once again barred the implementation of…

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Gender Nation: Transphobia, Termination, and Tinder

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Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. A questionable search leads to lawsuit A lawsuit against a Louisiana prison claims that a transgender visitor to the facility was ordered to strip and reveal her genitalia before…

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Gender Nation: An Oscar Win while RuPaul Fails

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Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. An Oscar Win The Academy Awards, which has been beset with calls for greater diversity in recent years, was nevertheless the site of a landmark victory for a transgender…

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