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TransAdvocate 101

in Community Activism/Cristan Williams/Politics

Having observed numerous conversations predicated on fundamental misunderstandings concerning trans advocacy, I put together this TransAdvocate 101 to compliment our Trans 101. If cis and trans advocate communities wish to better communicate, we need a foundation from which informed conversations may take place. Therefore, I will succinctly: Describe the three fundamentals informing our approach to trans…

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Introducing TransAdvocate Brazil

in Community Activism/Politics/Uncategorized

My name is Amiel, and as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Brazilian edition of the TransAdvocate, I’m happy to announce the official launch of the newest addition to the TransAdvocate family: TransAdvocate Brazil. As a Brazilian intersex trans man, I felt it was time to bring the TransAdvocate model of journalism to a community that…

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The Gill Foundation & NCTE choose money over trans lives

in Community Activism/Kelley Winters/Opinion/Politics

By Kelley Winters The National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling responded[]to sharp criticism[] of the recent strategy by NCTE and other nonprofits funded by the Gill Foundation to back a Pennsylvania state nondiscrimination bill that included LGBT employment and housing protection but excluded public accommodation protections. Ms. Keisling explained that trans people “really need” housing and employment protections, “desperately,…

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Washington’s Just Want Privacy’s Talking Points For Their Antitrans Initiative

in Autumn Sandeen/Community Activism/Featured

Do you want to know what Just Want Privacy‘s talking points are? The talking points that the organization gives out to their spokespeople who support of their “repeal the rule” initiative on transgender public accommodations? The things they tell them not to say? Just Want Privacy is the group who wants to repeal the public…

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(Re)Introducing inclusive Radical Feminism

in Community Activism/Cristan Williams/Featured

The TransAdvocate is pleased to announce the launch of a new program aimed at making a decades-old intersectional trans, intersex and genderqueer inclusive radical feminism more accessible. The TransAdvocate, in partnership with the Transgender Archive, launched The Conversations Project on New Year’s Day 2016. The Project seeks to inspire discourse through its community group, a…

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Pat Cordova-Goff Answers Questions About The Stonewall Boycott

in Autumn Sandeen/Community Activism

Pat Cordova-Goff, an 18-year-old college student and Trans Youth Justice Organizer for TRUTH (a position jointly funded by GSA Network and Transgender Law Center) started a petition on the GSA-Network’s website entitled Boycott 2015 “Stonewall” Movie. The petition, which currently has over 22,000 signatures, begins by stating: To: the potential viewers of STONEWALL To all…

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