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Remembering who we are

in Cristan Williams/Podcast

You can hear anti-queer people bloviating nonstop about who they think we are and after a while, this psychological erasure is can take its toll. Today we remember who we are with: A new segment examining the avalanche of sex abuse scandals in the anti-queer movement. Ray Hill’s 2007 Transgender Unity Banquet speech on remembering…

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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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[Audio Essay] On The Make-It-A-Slur Campaigns: Are Misogynist, Homophobe & TERF Slurs?

in Cristan Williams/Podcast/Politics

This week’s podcast is an audio essay: On The Make It A Slur Campaigns: Are Misogynist, Homophobe & TERF Slurs? By: Cristan Williams Narrated by: Nikki Delgado Duration: 25 minutes Essay Summary: Anti-equality activists, seemingly from the left and right, have worked together to make certain feminist and queer language taboo. In this audio essay,…

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Are Misogynist, Homophobe, & TERF slurs?

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Pop

Into the nexus of the ‘gay alt-right feminist’ movement I received notice that an opinion leader in the sex essentialist activist community had linked to one of my articles titled, You Might be a TERF if… The article lists explicit instances of ideological hate and real-life violence (up to and including attempted murder) carried out in…

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Violence, Nonviolent Action, and Social Reaction: A Nonviolent Amazon Perspective

in Essay/Featured/History/Opinion/Politics

In a TransAdvocate article entitled “On the Ethics and Utility of Violence,” an anonymous contributor makes the case for such violent acts as punching Richard Spencer, a white supremacist who has invoked Nazi slogans, in the middle of an interview while he was assaulting no one and posed no physical threat to anyone. Far from…

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African Voices: Well behaved women rarely make history

in Politics/Religion

Well behaved women rarely make history: A Botswana transgender woman made history after filling a monumental constitutional case against the government for refusing to legally change her gender marker. By Miles Tanhira In her High court application against the department of Registrar of National Registration, Tshepo Ricki Kgositau who is the Executive Director of Gender DynamiX,…

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