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Contextualizing the Body: Part II of the ‘Sexing the Body is Gender’ Series

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Part II of the ‘Sexing the Body is Gender’ Series: Contextualizing the Body If one is talking about something that has chemistry and mass, one is not talking about the thoughts in one’s head. In this series, I will make this simple distinction knowing that there is robust and nuanced discussion around whether there is a biological predisposition that causes trans people to experience…

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Hair does not make the woman, Sarah Ditum

in Marian Aanerud/Opinion

The appearance of Lavern Cox, a prominent trans woman activist and actor, on the cover of Time magazine was a great moment in trans advocacy.  Although Chelsea Manning was the first trans woman to be pictured on the cover of Time, the context of Lavern Cox photo was a bold statement.  Beside her name were…

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Declining Southern Baptist Convention continues tradition of bigotry, now targeting trans people

in Cristan Williams

The past president of the Southern Baptist Convention Ed Young and current pastor of Second Baptist Church in Houston recently joined Pastor Kendall Baker and David Welch in denouncing Houston’s recent Equal Rights Ordinance.  Young claimed equality in Houston was a “staggering moral issue” because equality, according to Young, Baker and Welch, discriminates against cisgender heterosexual Southern Baptists…

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Gender Performance: The TransAdvocate interviews Judith Butler

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Judith Butler is a preeminent gender theorist and has played an extraordinarily influential role in shaping modern feminism. She’s written extensively on gender and her concept of gender performativity is a central theme of both modern feminism and gender theory. Butler’s essays and books include Performative Acts and Gender Constitution (1988), Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion…

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The legal argument against your transitioned status

in Cristan Williams

The following is the argument against YOUR transitioned status being recognized, currently sitting in the Texas 13th District Court of Appeals, and soon to be making its way to the US Supreme Court. This Texas case may very well define how US courts views the transitioned status of trans people. For the uninitiated, here’s how we…

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TransAdvocate interviews the Pacific Justice Institute

in Cristan Williams

I wanted to go ahead and get this interview out there ASAP. I’ll make a more in-depth post soon – including how PJI responds to Jane Doe’s mother and what they think about ex-gay and ex-transgender conversion therapy (clue: they think it’s worth fighting for). Here’s the interview:     UPDATE: An amazing Reddit user…

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