August 10, 2015

Pat Cordova-Goff Answers Questions About The Stonewall Boycott

Pat Cordova-Goff, an 18-year-old college student and Trans Youth Justice Organizer for TRUTH (a position jointly funded by GSA Network and Transgender Law Center) started a […]
August 7, 2015

InfoWars: California Green Party “Slaps” “Cisgendered” Men!

Or not. Perhaps you’ve seen this image floating around the Internets today: As InfoWars reports, “The California Green Party is attracting controversy after posting an image […]
July 26, 2015

So, someone called you a TERF. Now what?

There are many things possible in the universe. If you are called a TERF it could be that the person who said it is actually a […]
July 26, 2015

California Apparently Needs A Second Respect After Death Act

In January of 2014m California Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins introduced the Respect After Death Act (AB 1577), and Gov. Brown signed it into law […]
July 23, 2015

See Tumblr TERFs justify threatening to murder a trans kid

Tumblr TERF, radfem-momma apparently thinks it’s okay to threaten trans kids with murder as long as you lie about the reason. Apparently some TERFs on Tumblr are […]
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 16, 2015

Privacy For All announces Bathroom Bounty Bill initiative signature drive

On Friday, July 10, 2015, the Privacy For All coalition announced in an email entitled “The Naked Facts” the kick off of the California Secretary of […]
July 11, 2015

Transphobic Jokes, Context, and the Free Speech Canard

Recently comedian Vicky Wagner posted this on social media: When criticized, she said: “I appreciate your opinion but Caitlyn had 65 years exp being a man […]
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 […]
July 5, 2015

I’m Trans, and I Don’t Like or Use the Trans Flag

Facebook recently came out with a way to “rainbowify” your Facebook icon to show support for the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality. Soon after, a […]
June 29, 2015

In Case You Missed it, Hillary Clinton Can’t Say Transgender

I’m not sure why the Hillary Clinton campaign is sending me their LGBT related emails (I’ve never solicited this), but it seems as if I’ve been […]
June 27, 2015

Is Criticism of Marriage Equality a Sign of Homophobia in the Trans Community?

On Facebook and Twitter I’ve seen some criticism of the SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality from trans people.  The script may vary depending on the audience, […]
May 4, 2015

The Coming California Bathroom Initiative

The first line of what California’s Personal Privacy Protection Act initiative would create as California Health & Safety Code § 118501, should it become law in […]
April 19, 2015

Rowan Atkinson makes more sense than BBC’s “Woman’s Hour”

Why TERF ideology is child abuse and how the media supports it. By  Natacha This article discusses the clash of ideology and lived experience as exemplified […]
April 14, 2015

An open letter to Lisa Vogel: I bought my MichFest ticket!

Hi Lisa Vogel, Perhaps you know of me. My name is Autumn Sandeen. I’ve written about MichFest quite a few times over the past seven or […]
April 12, 2015

Repeating the cycle at MichFest: The clash of two feminisms

The yearly struggle the trans community experiences with MichFest has been taking place for so long, some of us have trouble remembering why MichFest’s “womyn-born womyn” […]
April 12, 2015

TransAdvocate Suspending Its MichFest Petition Signature

On the evening of April 8, 2015, The TransAdvocate editors came to a unanimous decision to suspend our signature on the Equality Michigan petition asking for […]
April 9, 2015

Media Supports Demonizing of Trans Children, Silent on Trans Reparative Therapy

The United Kingdom’s conservative weekly magazine, The Spectator, recently published a post by written by Brendan O’Neill (Editor of Sp!ked).  The piece’s title gives you a […]
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 […]
April 6, 2015

Sex work and the sex worker

“K” is an intersex, trans and sex worker rights advocate. I interviewed K about their sex work experiences, how the needs of sex workers might be […]