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Transgender Woman Attacked in Astoria Queens

in Community Activism/Jennifer Lopez

By Jennifer Lopez On January 8th, 2014 a 30 year old transwoman whom wishes to remain anonymous for now, went to the Neptune Diner in Astoria Queens, New York City to eat an early morning meal with a friend.  Her friend, a 32 year old cisgender man, went to the restroom.  According to Deputy Inspector…

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A Community of the Heart: Intersectional feminist speech from San Antonio TDOR

in Cristan Williams/Podcast

What follows is an amazing speech given by Graciela Sanchez on realizing liberation through building a “community of the heart.” Sanchez, a self-identified lesbian Latina queer spoke on the intersections of oppression and of social justice. This speech was taped by the TransAdvocate at the San Antonio, Texas Trans Day of Remembrance on November 21, 2013, held…

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Media from protesting the Pacific Justice Institute’s hate

in Cristan Williams

The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is the ex-gay group who recently bullied a Colorado trans kid to the brink of suicide. At the same time, PJI was working to strip protections for all trans children in California. The PJI-backed coalition worked tirelessly to paint trans children as threats, sexual deviants an unstable. Their campaign of lies, fraud…

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Another California trans student attacked, trans community responds: #JD4PJI

in Cristan Williams/Politics

Just a week after the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) backed coalition turned in over 600,000 signatures to repeal protections for trans children in California, a trans student was caught on tape fighting for her life as a group of bullies attacked her. PJI is the ex-gay organization that recently bullied a Colorado trans kid to…

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California school students & faculty support genderqueer student set on fire & who continues to be misgendered in the press

in Cristan Williams/Featured

[TW: Anti trans violence + misgendering by press] Sasha Fleischman, a genderqueer senior at Colorado’s Maybeck High School, fell asleep in the rear of a bus heading for East Oakland. Sasha’s skirt was set on fire by a 16 year old named Richard Thomas, resulting in 3rd-degree burns. Sasha was hospitalized and must have skin grafts.…

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‘Hate group’ supporters under police surveillance for bullying?

in Cristan Williams

The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is the ex-gay organization that stirred up the right-wing word by claiming that a trans kid (who I will refer to as Jane Doe, for reasons of safety) in Colorado was harassing cisgender girls in the restrooms. Right wing media outlets jumped at the story without conducting any fact checking, prompting members of the right…

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