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Cristan Williams has 274 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.

Texas GOP’s Trans Panic: Beto & Sri

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Politics

While the GOP in Texas has recently made it clear that they intend to persist in promoting the various lies that support transphobic “bathroom bills,” they’ve taken their anti-trans hysteria further by claiming that various cisgender Democrats running for office are perhaps transgender. Perhaps most well known is the specularly failed attempt to make a photo…

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Butchering Intersex & Trans Privilege

in Cristan Williams/Podcast/Politics

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. We welcome Koomah to discuss the largest Intersex IGM protest ever and talk about news you won’t hear anywhere else!

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Transphobe Alex Jones Seems to Watch Trans Porn

in Cristan Williams/Media Watch

Alex Jones, recently banned from various platforms such as Facebook and YouTube for, in part, his dehumanization of trans people, accidentally revealed that he watches trans porn on his phone. In a recent commercial for his various health aids, Jones unexpectedly shows the camera the open tabs on his iPhone. At the 00:37 mark, Jones reveals that…

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Creeper Sexologists and Bathroom Bill Floaters

in Cristan Williams/Podcast/Politics

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

in Cristan Williams/Podcast/Politics

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

in Politics

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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