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The TransAdvocate takes action at the Texas Capitol

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On March 13, 2017, the TransAdvocate will meet with numerous members of the Texas Legislature –both Democratic and Republican– concerning anti-LGBTQIA bills recently filed during this legislative session. Particularly of concern for both the trans and intersex community are bills designed to force trans and intersex individuals to use public accommodations based upon the sex…

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Campus Free Speech and Sophistry

in Marian Aanerud/Opinion/Slider

  By M. A. Melby As an educator, it is my duty to give all students an opportunity to learn and to succeed. In service to this duty, Universities are legally required to maintain a non-hostile environment. I am also devoted to imparting information that may be incongruous with my students strongly held beliefs. With…

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The Politics of Transphobia

in Cristan Williams/Interview/Politics/Pop/Slider

Bathroom Bills & The Dialectic of Oppression: From the KKK to anti-feminism: examining the Southern roots of the anti-trans “bathroom bill” movement. By Cristan Williams @cristanwilliams While Republican delegates dutifully cheered their presidential nominee for promising to keep queer citizens of the US safe from ideological marauders and GOP convention speaker Peter Thiel was booed by North Carolina delegates…

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The New York Magazine lies to parents about trans children

in Fact Checking/Featured/Kelley Winters/Slider

By Kelly Winters, PhD Jesse Singal, the Senior Editor at nymag.com, has enlisted his New York Magazine blog to promote the widely publicized presumption that painful distress with birth-assigned sex and gender are just a phase for the great majority of children who suffer it: While the actual percentages vary from study to study, overall, it…

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On Free Speech, No-Platforming, and the Media’s “Transgender Debate”

in Cristan Williams/Opinion/Pop/Slider

While it’s well and good to call out those who denigrate trans people in the media, it’s time to take it a step further. Making Money with Media What cis privilege looks like. Chances are that you’ve seen the clueless being used to generate ad revenue for corporate media interests. Have you ever wondered why the press…

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