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Turn Your Profile Pic Red?

in Cristan Williams/Opinion/Politics/Uncategorized

Equality means just that. While the trans community is invested in marriage equality, the reality trans folk face each day is described by the American Psychiatric Association thusly: Discrimination and lack of equal civil rights is damaging to the mental health of transgender and gender variant individuals. For example, gender-based discrimination and victimization were found…

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I Believe There’s An LGBT Community, But…

in Featured/Monica Roberts/Opinion

One of the ongoing arguments I hear and I reject whether it comes from the LGB end of the spectrum or the trans end of it is that ‘there is no LGBT community’. Granted I’ve railed more than a few times on this blog about some of the contentious history that has occurred between elements…

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A Year in the Life of the Human Right Scampaign

in History/Katrina Rose

Then-HRC head Elizabeth Birch, August 1998 (in an interview with OutSmart magazine (Houston)): Then-HRC head Elizabeth Birch, September 1, 1999 (in Outlines(Chicago)): Outlines: The concept of trans issues … are they in partnership just like with Black issues might be, or are they integral to the agency? ENDA is just one example of how that manifests itself.…

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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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For Weddings, Yet a Funeral

in Jenna Fischetti

On January 28th, 2011, if you were told that the Trans community would be more organized than the LGB community moving forward in the next legislative session, that Marriage and the Gender Identity anti-discrimination bills would both come razor close to passage yet fail and the Equality Maryland (EQMD) would for all intents and purposes,…

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GayINC 101: a Tutorial

in Featured

Wondering if you’re part of GayINC? Some recent comments by GayInc bloggers have asked/mocked/been incensed by people asking that question: Most entertaining PHB rumor out there: that we are all tools of Gay Inc. We’re still waiting for our raises from $0 to $0…plus generous D&G gift cards….” – Pam Spaulding “If you only knew how…

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