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How Russian authorities will now process trans people

in Health/Politics

New procedures in Russia approved: activists say it could be worse, leaves intersex people with few options On 19 January 2018, Russian authorities approved a controversial Decree, defining the procedure of legal gender recognition (LGR). The possibility to change one’s gender marker existed in Russian legislation since 1997. Federal law N143 “On the acts of…

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No, really. THEY are the problem.

in Cristan Williams/Podcast/Politics

Today we have as a guest podcaster, Ali Lozano, Outreach Director for Laura Moser running for Congress in the 7th district! Subscribe to the TransAdvocate Podcasts and Audio Essays here: On the Pod: Cristan Williams, Alexis Melvin, and guest host Ali Lozano. Ali Lozano is a community activist with a strong passion for civic engagement. Since moving…

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Dylan Forbis: Out Trans Man Running for Texas House!

in Cristan Williams/Podcast/Politics

We’ve seen out trans people running and winning elections throughout the nation recently and today the TransAdvocate welcomes our guest host Dylan Forbis, an out trans man running for a seat in the Texas House! Subscribe to the TransAdvocate Podcasts and Audio Essays here: On the Pod: Cristan Williams, Alexis Melvin, and guest host Dylan Forbis. Narration…

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Podcast: A study in Trans Advocacy for the Trans Day of Resilience

in Cristan Williams/Podcast

On this #TransDayofResilience, did you know that we can make the political machine work for us? Learn about how a trans community fought off dozens of “bathroom bills” and how a Texas trans community produced the biggest queer political event of the year in one of America’s largest cities. On top of that, hear one…

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#DiscoSexology Part III: The Report Controversy

in #DiscoSexology

By Cristan Williams   Upon completion of this series, this work will be released, in its entirety, as both an audio and ebook. Installment Preface Welcome to the third installment in this series on the rise and fall of Disco Sexology.  This article focuses on the rhetoric Disco Sexology activists propagated as a response to the CAMH announcement…

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The Gill Foundation & NCTE choose money over trans lives

in Community Activism/Kelley Winters/Opinion/Politics

By Kelley Winters The National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling responded[]to sharp criticism[] of the recent strategy by NCTE and other nonprofits funded by the Gill Foundation to back a Pennsylvania state nondiscrimination bill that included LGBT employment and housing protection but excluded public accommodation protections. Ms. Keisling explained that trans people “really need” housing and employment protections, “desperately,…

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