civil rights

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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 10, 2016

What the US Attorney General actually said about trans people & fighting NC in court

On Monday, May 9th, the United States Attorney General, Loretta Lynch came out swinging against North Carolina’s commitment to discriminating against trans people. The speech that […]
May 5, 2016

Showdown in NC: Read the ultimatum the DOJ sent NC

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has given the State of North Carolina until Monday, May 9, 2016 to cease discriminating against trans people: Both you […]
May 2, 2016

Debunked: JoeySalads’ Transgender Bathroom Hoax

Once again, news media around the globe proves that they’ll promote just about anything anti-trans, without verification. Zinnia Jones released an in-depth analysis and debunking of […]
April 30, 2016

On Free Speech, No-Platforming, and the Media’s “Transgender Debate”

While it’s well and good to call out those who denigrate trans people in the media, it’s time to take it a step further. Making Money with Media […]