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Appalling Silence From Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival Performers

in Autumn Sandeen/Community Activism

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. During the civil rights struggles of Martin Luther King Junior’s day, he was appalled by the silence of those…

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The Right Way To Be LGB Or T?

in Autumn Sandeen/Opinion

Back in 2009 I asked the the question if there were a right way to be LGB Or T. As I consider the personal difficulties of my past few years, especially those difficulties relating to community orthodoxies externally imposed on me by others, I find myself revisiting the idea behind my now four-year-old question. And…

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“So, what was Stonewall?”

in Cristan Williams/Featured/History

In the wake of the President Obama’s historic speech referencing Stonewall, NPR ran a piece asking and purporting to answer the question, “So, what was Stonewall?” The article calls upon Martin Duberman, now 82, to retell the story of Stonewall. Martin Duberman published the first history of Stonewall in 1993. His history significantly featured trans folk. Bizarrely, the NPR author Liz Halloran…

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History Theft: How Gay and Lesbian Historians Appropriate Trans History

in Featured

As far back as we have history of transgender people, we have appropriation (a nice word for theft) of our history by gays and lesbians. I wrote a post about Albert Cashier, who was a veteran of the Civil War and lived as Albert most of his life. His identity stayed intact for most of…

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When Ticked Off Gay Men Attack: Misogyny As A Knife

in Featured

Last week when I posted Tribeca Film Festival Promotes Exploitation of Transgender People, I never thought that the call to action would cause controversy within the GLBT community. As gudbuytjane said about the movie on her blog: I felt sick. I have seen the lives and even the deaths of trans people appropriated by cis…

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Update: Facebook Ban and Lost Corporation Status of “Ticked-Off Trannies” Film

in Opinion

I recently tried to post an update on Facebook to the story ran on Transadvocate on Monday (March 22, 2010) titled: Tribeca Film Festival Promotes Exploitation of Transgender People and got the following: I then was auto-logged out and when I logged back in it said my login had been disabled. Since when is posting…

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