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 […]
October 14, 2016

Johns Hopkins Resumes Trans Care

Johns Hopkins was an early pioneer in American trans care until anti-LGBT activist Paul McHugh began working at the hospital. In 1979, McHugh was able to end trans care […]
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 15, 2016

The media is lying about why NC is being sued

By Cristan Williams @cristanwilliams Almost without exception, all news stories covering the US Attorney General’s suit against North Carolina omits the rather significant fact that when […]
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 […]
October 17, 2015

Study: Trans kid’s gender implicit; govt report condemns conversion therapy

A recent study found that the gender identity of trans children is as implicit as the gender identity of cis children. A study with 32 transgender children, […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 20, 2014

Trans people have 99 problems, and Facebook is just one

A personal reflection on the abuse of weaponization of Facebook’s “Real Name” Policy By Emmagene Cronin I woke up Monday morning, the first day of Trans Awareness Week, […]