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Houston GLBT Political Caucus throws trans people under the bus

in Cristan Williams/Politics

Unfortunately, it appears that the Houston GLBT Political Caucus, like HRC before them, is throwing the transgender community under the bus. Members of the Caucus Board encouraged candidates in the current election to support and seek the endorsement of the anti-transgender group, the Baptist Ministers of Houston Area and Vicinity (there are several variations of…

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No, really. THEY are the problem.

in Cristan Williams/Podcast/Politics

Today we have as a guest podcaster, Ali Lozano, Outreach Director for Laura Moser running for Congress in the 7th district! Subscribe to the TransAdvocate Podcasts and Audio Essays here: On the Pod: Cristan Williams, Alexis Melvin, and guest host Ali Lozano. Ali Lozano is a community activist with a strong passion for civic engagement. Since moving…

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Dylan Forbis: Out Trans Man Running for Texas House!

in Cristan Williams/Podcast/Politics

We’ve seen out trans people running and winning elections throughout the nation recently and today the TransAdvocate welcomes our guest host Dylan Forbis, an out trans man running for a seat in the Texas House! Subscribe to the TransAdvocate Podcasts and Audio Essays here: On the Pod: Cristan Williams, Alexis Melvin, and guest host Dylan Forbis. Narration…

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When #MeToo Celebrities Fail Trans Women

in Cary Costello/Opinion/Politics

If celebrities are going to profit off of being the figureheads for our collective traumas, then we have the right to demand they do it right. Trans people are sexually victimized at a sadly high rate. All victims of sexual harms deserve to be respected and represented by those treated as the spokespeople of the #MeToo movement.…

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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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Vote in primaries, elections, & runoffs: Register HERE!

in Cristan Williams/Politics

If “Resistance” means anything, it means removing those from power who act to oppress us. This means that YOU –yes you– are needed in the fight to ensure that those who are running for political office will fight for justice and equality. Below are the registration dates for the US political registration dates, primaries, and…

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