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TransAdvocate interviews the Pacific Justice Institute

I wanted to go ahead and get this interview out there ASAP. I’ll make a more in-depth post soon – including how PJI responds to Jane Doe’s mother and what they think about ex-gay and ex-transgender conversion therapy (clue: they think it’s worth fighting for).

Here’s the interview:

UPDATE: An amazing Reddit user has transcribed this entire interview!

 


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Cristan Williams
Cristan Williams
Cristan Williams is a trans historian and pioneer in addressing the practical needs of the transgender community. She started the first trans homeless shelter in the South and co-founded the first federally funded trans-only homeless program, pioneered affordable healthcare for trans people in the Houston area, won the right for trans people to change their gender on Texas ID prior to surgery, started numerous trans social service programs and founded the Transgender Center as well as the Transgender Archives. Cristan is the editor at the social justice sites TransAdvocate.com and TheTERFs.com, is a long-term member and previous chair of the City of Houston HIV Prevention Planning Group.

6 Comments

  1. […] — this time when confronted with Jane Doe’s humanness. McReynolds implied a standard in an interview with The Transadvocate‘s Cristan Williams (text) than the one of biology he uses when talking about trans youth or Jane Doe in the abstract. […]

  2. […] prompting members of the right wing community to call for the death of the trans kid.While I interviewed Matthew McReynolds, staff attorney for PJI earlier this week, McReynolds was first interviewed by […]

  3. […] I interviewed Matthew McReynolds, staff attorney for PJI earlier this week,  McReynolds was first interviewed by […]

  4. Is there anything in this that might be triggering?

  5. So, If they believe being gay is a mental illness – why are they relying on the judgement of someone they consider to be a mentally ill person to target a minor? It wouldn’t seem to be in keeping with the highest professional standards, would it? Or have they had this person undergo a mental health assessment to assure their deficits don’t effect their judgement when it comes to issues regarding transgender minors or trans issues in general?

    For that matter – how could they make an informed professional statement that it’s obvious that someone needs treatment who they’ve never observed? Especially a teen? On Gossip? One certainly hopes not.

    If the standard is that the person’s existence is harassment, without any action by that person, what meaning does the term have? how does this standard become limited? Can’t it be applied to all spaces? And all people?

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