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Unity and Hope

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In my recent post, Rose Colored Glasses, I had quite a few people respond here and on livejournal. Anyone familiar with the history of the trans-community and HRC (Human Rights Campaign) will know how contentious that relationship has been over the years. In March of 2001 the board of directors changed their mission statement to…

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Soap Transition Support

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In the past I’ve written posts supporting the “All My Children” transgender character Zoey/Zarf (here and here). Recently, Zoey (the soap character) took part in a support group with real transgender people. Simply amazing. I’m so glad to see this. There’s a good representation of sex and race in the scene. Typically in the media…

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Where Did I Leave My Crow Bar?

in Opinion

The Journal of Lesbian Studies is calling for submissions to the upcoming “Lesbians and Body Image” issue. One of the questions really caught my eye: ” What differentiates body image situations where it is seen as desirable to change your attitude (i.e., “accept your body”) vs. where it is seen as desirable to change your…

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My Gender Identity Is In Order

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I’m not sure why I’ve been thinking about gender roles so much lately. Maybe it’s because I listened to Radio Open Source show on Hillary Clinton. Maybe it’s because of this: “Sometimes, I think feminism and some feminists expect everyone to march to the same drummer, and Kim really seems to dance to her own…

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