November 2, 2017

Gender Nation: Killing Pride, Politically Pimping Rape, & Wal-Mart Discriminates Against Trans People

Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. Killing Pride A teacher in Cambridge, New York, […]
July 5, 2015

I’m Trans, and I Don’t Like or Use the Trans Flag

Facebook recently came out with a way to “rainbowify” your Facebook icon to show support for the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality. Soon after, a […]
June 4, 2013

Indonesia’s Trans Muslims

Here’s a documentary focusing on our Indonesian trans sisters.   They have been catching hell there lately, and the anti-trans attitudes whipped up by fundie Muslims even […]
May 4, 2013

You Don’t Have to be For Bradley Manning to be Against Lisa Williams

As I said earlier: I think its fine to have concerns about Manning being an honorary marshal for SF Pride. But, Williams’ response was so obnoxious […]
May 3, 2013

Why I’m Kind of Over “Pride Day”

For one thing I remember when “Pride Day” commemorated the Stonewall Uprising. Back in those days it was political. I didn’t go to the Christopher Street […]
February 10, 2013

Stonewall Plus 1

August, 1970 Readers knock, praise the big parade Editor: As a subscriber and reader of your paper, I would like to comment on the Christopher Street […]
July 9, 2009

Pride 2009: We Yelled, They Screamed. But Did Anyone ‘Hear’ Us?

It was one for the ages. Forty years after Stonewall, to the day (with an additional 12 hours added) ... we found ourselves marching down Fifth Avenue through downtown New York and cutting a path directly through Greenwich Village and right down Christopher Street in front of the Stonewall Inn where the riots – the flashpoint for the organized Gay Rights Movement around the world – began.