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Gender Nation: Justice coming in two anti-trans murders

in Gender Nation/Gwen Smith

Gender Nation is a bi-weekly column by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, reviewing news affecting the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community. Justice coming in two anti-trans murders Vermont and Texas, as a pair of anti-transgender killers, get their day in court. In a grand jury trial in San Antonio, Texas,…

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From Cradle to Grave: Trans People are Disrespected, Repudiated and Scorned

in Joelle Ruby Ryan/Opinion

I was absolutely horrified, but sadly not surprised, to read about the treatment of Lashai Mclean at her own funeral. The article “Mass Walk-Out at Trans Woman’s Funeral” discusses how the minister presiding over the funeral engaged in victim-blaming and typical religious fundamentalism about “the wages of sin” to effectively dishonor and disrespect the memory…

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