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#DiscoSexology Part II: The Timeline

in #DiscoSexology/Fact Checking/History

By Cristan Williams   Upon completion of this series, this work will be released, in its entirety, as both an audio and ebook. Installment Preface Welcome to the second installment in this series on the rise and fall of Disco Sexology.  This article will provide a concise, yet comprehensive review of the way Disco Sexology rose in…

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Johns Hopkins Resumes Trans Care

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/Health/History

Johns Hopkins was an early pioneer in American trans care until anti-LGBT activist Paul McHugh began working at the hospital. In 1979, McHugh was able to end trans care at Johns Hopkins and later wrote that it was his goal to force the closure of the hospital’s gender program saying, “It was part of my intention, when I…

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In Memory of Terri Williams Moore (1941–1976)

in History/Katrina Rose/Opinion

A trans historian considers the backward progress of the way media represents our dead. By Kat If you are thinking of transitioning but have yet to start the process you have probably spent some time looking for ‘trans stuff.’ Yes, that would include information about how to about the transition process medically and legally; I’m just old enough…

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Repeating the cycle at MichFest: The clash of two feminisms

in Cristan Williams/History

The yearly struggle the trans community experiences with MichFest has been taking place for so long, some of us have trouble remembering why MichFest’s “womyn-born womyn” policy was such a painful issue for the feminist and trans communities in the first place. The very notion of “woman-born woman” is now so ubiquitous that many of…

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Fact Checking Janice Raymond: The NCHCT Report

in Cristan Williams/Fact Checking/History

It has long been asserted that the iconic TERF opinion leader, Janice Raymond, played a part in bringing an end to the public and private coverage of transgender medical care, resulting in measurable death and suffering within the trans community. Unsurprisingly, Raymond rejects any assertion that she has blood on her hands. Over on TheTERFs.com,…

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