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Cristan Williams

Cristan Williams has 273 articles published.

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.

Creeper Sexologists and Bathroom Bill Floaters

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The TA Podcast is an intergenerational show featuring a trans Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, and Millennial that considers the issues affecting the lives of trans and intersex people. Subscribe to the TransAdvocate Podcasts and Audio Essays here: On the Pod: Cristan Williams, Robin Mack, and Alexis Melvin. Production and Sound Design: Cristan Williams Notes: USA: Courts Deliver…

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Problems with Pride

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Today we talk about some problems with PRIDE celebrations, including anti-trans hate groups infiltrating Pride celebrations in San Fransico, Boston, and London. Also, we discuss news you’re not hearing anywhere else! The TA Podcast is an intergenerational show featuring a trans Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, and Millennial that considers the issues affecting the lives of…

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TransAdvocate UK: Media hysteria about trans people

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Updates from the UK division of the Trans Advocate:   The Conservative government came out this week calling for a consultation on how to best reform the Gender Recognition Act, or G.R.A. of 2004. This comes at a time when the “debate” over trans rights in the UK is front and center in the TERF…

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Read the pro-trans letter from Congress to the TSA here

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We have written before about the humiliating ways the TSA have sometimes interacted with trans and intersex bodies. Apparently, some in the US Congress have become concerned about this ongoing problem. Last month, Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) requested information regarding the agency’s treatment of transgender travelers in a letter to Transportation…

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

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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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Are cis women facing violent transphobia? Absolutely.

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Today we talk to a community news reporter who uncovered a story straight news refuses to cover: a cis woman is beaten in Colorado for being “trans,” told that she didn’t belong in Trump’s America. Additionally, we have Gwen Smith’s Gender Nation and updates from TransAdvocae Divisions in Brazil and the UK. The TA Podcast…

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