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 delegates dutifully cheered their presidential nominee for promising to keep queer citizens of the US safe from ideological marauders and GOP convention speaker Peter Thiel was booed by North Carolina delegates for calling the “great  debate” a distraction from America’s real problems, a trans schoolboy had to sue his school because he was being forced to wear a green wristband, publicly identifying him as transgender for bathroom purposes. Just after the trans boy’s plight made the news, North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory took … Continue reading The Politics of Transphobia