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Transsexual Separatist Slacktivism Doesn’t Win Legislatively

in Autumn Sandeen/Community Activism

Call them classic transsexuals or women of operative history; call them true transsexuals or transsexual separatists — whatever you call them, you can also call them ineffectual slacktivists. Over at LGBT Weekly where I write the Trans Progressive column, the August 15, 2013 column is about this year’s California Transgender Advocacy Day. About fifty people,…

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Transgender Soldier Meets the President

in Community Activism/Guest Transadvocate

Crossposted with permission from OutServe Magazine, the magazine of OutServe-SLDN. By Anonymous Memorial Day weekend is, first and foremost, about remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It honors the many sacrifices of those who served and who are currently serving. It lifts up families and friends who have lost loved ones to combat…

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Appalling Silence From Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival Performers

in Autumn Sandeen/Community Activism

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. During the civil rights struggles of Martin Luther King Junior’s day, he was appalled by the silence of those…

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Why Transgender Activism

in Autumn Sandeen/Politics

[alert type=”info”]I published an earlier revision of this essay first on January 12, 2011 at Pam’s House Blend. I believe the hypothesis of this essay is still true and bears repeating every now and again. ~~A~~[/alert] I work on LGBT community issues, as well as transgender community issues. I have, and will continue to work…

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The Right Way To Be LGB Or T?

in Autumn Sandeen/Opinion

Back in 2009 I asked the the question if there were a right way to be LGB Or T. As I consider the personal difficulties of my past few years, especially those difficulties relating to community orthodoxies externally imposed on me by others, I find myself revisiting the idea behind my now four-year-old question. And…

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Interview With an Actual Stonewall Riot Veteran: The Ciswashing of Stonewall Must End!

in Cristan Williams/Featured/History/Pop

The POTUS noted Stonewall in his 2013 inaugural address: We the people declare today that the most evident of truth that all of us are created equal — is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and…

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