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TransAdvocate Brazil: 63 trans people murdered, but change is coming

in Politics

Updates from the Brazilian division of the Trans Advocate:   The Brazilian Supreme Court approved a policy that would give trans people the ability to correct our legal identification, without having to have surgery. While this policy was decided last March, it wasn’t until June 28th that the National Justice Council approved procedures for updating…

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2017 Trans Day of Remembrance

in Cristan Williams

For many years, the trans community’s one event was a memorial service and while we now celebrate numerous aspects of trans lives, November 20th remains the trans community’s oldest community tradition. What follows is the 2017 Remembrance Booklet produced by the Transgender Foundation of America’s TDOR data collection project: Violence against trans people remains a defining aspect…

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A Community of the Heart: Intersectional feminist speech from San Antonio TDOR

in Cristan Williams/Podcast

What follows is an amazing speech given by Graciela Sanchez on realizing liberation through building a “community of the heart.” Sanchez, a self-identified lesbian Latina queer spoke on the intersections of oppression and of social justice. This speech was taped by the TransAdvocate at the San Antonio, Texas Trans Day of Remembrance on November 21, 2013, held…

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Media from protesting the Pacific Justice Institute’s hate

in Cristan Williams

The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is the ex-gay group who recently bullied a Colorado trans kid to the brink of suicide. At the same time, PJI was working to strip protections for all trans children in California. The PJI-backed coalition worked tirelessly to paint trans children as threats, sexual deviants an unstable. Their campaign of lies, fraud…

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Messaging On LGB&T Equality & Citizenship At San Diego TDOR March

in Autumn Sandeen/Community Activism

  This is imagery of the flags we paraded at the San Diego Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) march. Note we flew an American flag — shown in the center of the photo — to highlight trans people are Americans. The far right flag is the Transgender Pride flag that Monica Helms designed for the…

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[TW: Blood, Death] Mexico city Transgender Woman thrown off a bridge dies

in Kelli Busey

Hilary Molina Mendiola died September 23rd at 7:30pm after being thrown naked from the Southern Juan Escutia Axis 2 in the Cuauhtemoc borough of Mexico city. Ms. Mendiola had bruises on her face according to Noticias Terra.com. showing signs of a struggle. Hilary appeared feminine however this did not give pause to local media who misgendered her…

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