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SBF: Children have rights Mr. Perkins

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The Slowly Boiled Frog is biting commentary from David Cary Hart reflecting upon issues affecting the LGBT community. Tony Perkins will argue vociferously that a fetus has rights. Mr. Perkins doesn’t seem to think that a teenager has any rights at all. A child, Mr. Perkins, is entitled to quality medical care provided by competent and…

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Gender Nation: Attacks of all sorts

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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. Attacks of all sorts In what may set the tone for the 2018 midterm elections, an ad for Illinois candidate for Governor, Jeanne Ives, is targeting transgender people and…

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Dylan Forbis: Out Trans Man Running for Texas House!

in Cristan Williams/Podcast/Politics

We’ve seen out trans people running and winning elections throughout the nation recently and today the TransAdvocate welcomes our guest host Dylan Forbis, an out trans man running for a seat in the Texas House! Subscribe to the TransAdvocate Podcasts and Audio Essays here: On the Pod: Cristan Williams, Alexis Melvin, and guest host Dylan Forbis. Narration…

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Gender Nation: Justice Served for Davia Spain

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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. Justice Served for Davia Spain San Francisco will not be filing charges against Davia Spain, a trans woman who was arrested on the 19th of January for domestic violence,…

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Why they ALWAYS talk bathrooms

in Cristan Williams/History/Podcast

The TransAdvocate produced a short documentary to examine the political right’s propensity to focus on bathrooms when it comes to trans equality. The reality is, the political right always focuses on bathrooms, privacy, and sexual safety concerns when taking a stand against equality, no matter the oppressed population. This documentary examines, from a historical perspective,…

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TransAdvocate 101

in Community Activism/Cristan Williams/Politics

Having observed numerous conversations predicated on fundamental misunderstandings concerning trans advocacy, I put together this TransAdvocate 101 to compliment our Trans 101. If cis and trans advocate communities wish to better communicate, we need a foundation from which informed conversations may take place. Therefore, I will succinctly: Describe the three fundamentals informing our approach to trans…

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